10/28/2012 8:24:32 AM
This story was originally published in 2011 to cover Hurricane Irene. The information about storm preparedness is still crucial this storm season.
As Hurricane Irene trundles toward the densely populated cities of the U.S. Northeast, residents and officials in municipalities large and small have been preparing for a full-force tropical cyclone. “All implications point to this being a historic hurricane,” President Barak Obama said in a speech Friday morning.
Some 50 million people along the Eastern Seaboard are likely to be affected by the storm, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is poised with water, meals and cots and blankets for millions.
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