Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Hurricane Irene Grows In Strength, Could Hit Carolinas

August 23, 2011 by  

If the forecasters are right, and the storm does grow to the Category 4 level, the prevailing winds could reach speeds of more than 131 mph before it comes ashore on the U.S. mainland.The latest reports have detailed the growing strength of Hurricane Irene, as the tropical storm is currently on a path that would intersect with South and North Carolina, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Though the hurricane is only a Category 2 storm, the speed and ferocity are picking up in a way that experts have said may lead to Irene developing into a Category 4 hurricane once it passes Central Florida, reported the newspaper.

“We expect the storm to stay off the coast of Florida, which is good news for Florida,” Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, said. “But it’s still looking like its going to impact the Carolinas and could make landfall there as a major hurricane.”

If the forecasters are right, and the storm does grow to the Category 4 level, the prevailing winds could reach speeds of more than 131 mph before it comes ashore on the U.S. mainland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recommended that citizens in the soon-to-be affected areas should make sure that their car has a full tank of gas, their family is together at all times and that individuals follow the designated evacuation routes.

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Hurricane Irene Grows In Strength, Could Hit Carolinas”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at

  • FreedomFighter

    Best keep an eye on this one, looks like a whopper.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • freeme2742

    WHAT A SAD COMMENTARY ON OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND FEMA. SENSATIONALISM, FEAR MONGERING, AND THE EXERCISES OF FEMA TO SHUT DOWN THE SUBWAY IN NEW YORK AND HIGHWAYS ECT. TUNNELS, JUST AN EXERCISE SO WHEN THE REAL CATASTROPHE COMES THEY WILL BE READY. THEY JUST WANT TO SHOW YOU THAT THEY CONTROL YOU. THEY TELL YOU WHAT TO EAT WHAT TO THINK WHAT TO BUY, WHERE TO BUY, BY THE WAY DO YOU KNOW THAT WALMART aka Little China Wholesale has been designated as the only place that you will be able to buy from in Martial law. Wont it be really easy for the government with its Eugenisist Czars in charge to determine what the masses consume, GMO, BT vegies, because the FDA director from Monsanto has made it possible to substitute GMO’s into the masses diet without labeling you will never know. Just an educated guess, huh?


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.