Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Irene To Pound Eastern Seaboard

August 25, 2011 by  

Irene To Pound Eastern Seaboard

Over the next several days, Hurricane Irene is expected to slam the eastern seaboard, with a direct hit to North Carolina followed by a northwardly trajectory. Many people have already been evacuated from areas expecting a direct hit from the storm; Virginia, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas are preparing for strong winds, possible power outages and a deluge of rain.

According to The Washington Post, Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell has declared a state of emergency, telling residents of low-lying areas in the eastern portion of the state to be prepared to evacuate.

“I encourage all Virginians to gather items they may need this weekend in case of power outages and disruptions in public services and to make sure their family members and friends are also prepared for this storm,” said the Governor.

The Navy has ordered 64 ships based in southeastern Virginia to head to safer waters out in the Atlantic to avoid the heaviest parts of the storm.

McDonnell is among four governors — New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Maryland’s Martin O’Malley declared emergencies for their states, while North Carolina’s Bev Perdue has declared a state of emergency in counties east of Interstate 95– who have opted to declare emergency to free up funds and resources for the weather event, according to CNN.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Irene To Pound Eastern Seaboard”

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 newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
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.