AlJazeeraEnglish on Aug 27, 2011
Millions of people are taking shelter along the American east coast.
Hurricane Irene is not the most powerful storm on record, but still large enough to cause damage.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2011 added video
Don’t worry: the bankers are safe. The sub-prime sharks, derivatives divas, media mavens and their hairdressers, their trophy wives and their trophies’ personal trainers, the movers and shakers and money-makers, are all out of danger. Despite the warning that in a couple of days Hurricane Irene could well hit The Hamptons, the beach of the best of the ruling class will not lose a tan line.