Irene due to make NC landfall in next few hours
Friday, August 26, 2011
MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Hurricane Irene's center is expected to make landfall in North Carolina in the next few hours after weakening slightly to a Category 1 storm.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 5 a.m. EDT Saturday the enormous storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph).
Irene is about 35 miles (55 km) south of Cape Lookout, N.C., and moving north-northeastward at 14 mph (22 kph).