August 25, 2011
Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, prepares to speak about Hurricane Irene Thursday as the storm moves from the Caribbean toward the U.S. mainland. Residents along the East Coast are preparing by evacuating and gathering emergency supplies. On its current trajectory, Irene is expected to hit the U.S. this weekend.
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Massive Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall on the U.S. on Saturday.