Hurricane Irene has left millions of Americans without electricity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 — RIA Novosti, Maria Tabak.Hurricane "Irene" which struck on Saturday morning on the East Coast of the U.S., left without electricity about one million people in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, the capital.

The first blow came in the elements North Carolina — there marked a blackout due to broken wiring. According to local power companies, the number of homes left without electricity in the tens of thousands.

To Washington to be a hurricane to get to Saturday evening, but the day in the capital for the rain, followed by a very strong wind.

In the coastal areas of North Carolina and Virginia flooded some streets, in connection with which the internet can see more advertisements firms engaged in repair of buildings following flooding.

Currently hurricane approached the city of Norfolk, Virginia, where one of the largest U.S. military bases. A few days before the hurricane, all ships, including aircraft carriers, were ordered to leave in the world.

Due to the hurricane stopped rail service throughout the U.S. east coast, airlines cancel flights. About 100 thousand soldiers of the National Guard and more than 18 transport helicopters Air Force ready to help the victims. On Thursday, the Emergency Management Agency distributed throughout the region reserves needed to victims of Hurricane goods: food, generators, tools, medicines, water and warm clothes.

According to meteorologists, the first category of hurricane risk on the Saffir-Simpson scale, "Irene", which has already passed through the territory of Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas threatens to affect the entire east coast of the U.S..

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Four people, including a child, a victim of Hurricane "Irene"

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 — RIA Novosti, Maria Tabak.Four people have been victims of the hurricane "Irene" in North Carolina and Virginia, among the dead — the child.

As reported by emergency services staff, three people were killed in North Carolina, one man — a fallen tree, another heart attack, the third crash, unable to deal with the management of the car on a flooded road. In Virginia the victim of fall on the house was a child, his exact age is not reported.

Currently hurricane approached the city of Norfolk, Virginia, where one of the largest U.S. military bases. A few days before the hurricane, all ships, including aircraft carriers, were ordered to put to sea.

Due to the hurricane stopped rail service throughout the U.S. east coast, airlines cancel flights. About 100 thousand soldiers of the National Guard and more than 18 transport helicopters Air Force ready to help the victims. On Thursday, the Emergency Management Agency distributed throughout the region reserves needed to victims of Hurricane goods: food, generators, tools, medicines, water and warm clothes.

According to meteorologists, the first category of hurricane risk on the Saffir-Simpson scale, "Irene", which has already passed through the territory of Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas threatens to affect the entire east coast of the U.S..

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