Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene blew gust of winds in North America beginning in the Bahamas and extending itself up the East Coast causing evacuations as far North as New York City. The torrential rains and 100 mph winds hovered the Eastern seaboard causing major power outages and Ocean visitors to evacuate. Ocean City, Maryland began calling for evacuations on Thursday leaving Eastern Shore residents wondering how high the tide would rise.
According to Telegraph nearly 4.5 million customers lost power along the East Coast and well inland. The storm “racing to it’s own demise in New England and Canada” killed 14 people in six states.
In Washington, DC MLK Memorial dedication was postponed as Irene rocked waves into the Metropolitan area devastating as it headed up the East coast. The MLK memorial was set on the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King's “I Have A Dream” speech.