Hurricane Irene hits the East Coast (roundup)

The vast storm unleashes its winds and rains as it travels along the East Coast of the United States, from North Carolina to Maine.

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The storm makes its presence felt with fierce winds and torrential downpours.

The latest on Irene, from CBS News

CBS News brings you breaking news and complete coverage on Hurricane Irene as the storm sweeps along the East Coast.

Irene downgraded to tropical storm

Hurricane knocks out power to 4 million people and blamed for the deaths of at least 11 people.
(Posted in Digital Media by Steven Musil)
August 28, 2011 10:15 AM PDT

East Coast battens down as Hurricane Irene hits

New York City's subway system shut down at midday today, as the city prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, which made landfall in North Carolina early this morning and began its expected journey up the East Coast of the United States.
(Posted in Digital Media by Edward Moyer)
August 27, 2011 10:29 AM PDT

A social-media guide to dealing with Hurricane Irene

With a hurricane bearing down on the Northeast, CNET went to a power user to find out the best social outlets for receiving and broadcasting urgent information.
(Posted in Digital Media by Laura Locke)
August 26, 2011 8:12 PM PDT

="" rel="follow">Riding out the hurricane with your cell phone

Hurricane Irene has the East Coast hunkering down to deal with the beast, and those in the affected area need to prepare for the storm. These simple tips will help you deal with the hurricane using your cell phone and tablet.
(Posted in ZDNet's Mobile News by James Kendrick)
August 26, 2011 12:18 PM PDT

Track hurricanes on your phone or online

The first major hurricane of the season is making landfall. Learn how to track Irene and other severe weather events this season with your smartphone.
(Posted in CNET How To by Jason Parker)
August 26, 2011 10:22 AM PDT

Hurricane Irene to challenge cell phone networks

People up and down the East Coast may well wonder as the big storm approaches if they should count on their cell phones when they may need them the most.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
August 26, 2011 4:00 AM PDT