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Saturday, August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene Picks Up Speed As It Re-Emerges Over Atlantic (LIVE UPDATES)
By MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA GROSS, Associated Press
MIAMI -- Weaker but still menacing, Hurricane Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to confront cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms. New York City emptied its streets and subways and waited with an eerie quiet.