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Your guide for the latest on Hurricane Irene

Thursday, August 25, 2011 | 1:25 p.m. CDT; updated 1:43 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 25, 2011

COLUMBIA — Hurricane Irene, a Category 3 hurricane Thursday morning with winds of up to 115 mph, was projected to affect 55 million people along the Eastern Seaboard, according to The Weather Channel.com.

After plowing through the northeastern Bahamas, Hurricane Irene was on a track toward the North Carolina coast, where a hurricane watch was posted.

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The Weather Channel.com reports there have been only five hurricanes with centers of circulation that have passed within 75 miles of New York City since 1851.

The National Hurricane Center provides updates at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

Here are additional links that provide more information about Hurricane Irene.

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