Hurricane Irene pummels New York amid fears of flooding

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_54983775_54983774.jpg The streets of New York are empty:
Winds from Hurricane Irene have begun to hammer New York, bringing torrential rain and the threat of flooding in the financial district.
New York City's public transport system has been closed and the mayor said it was now too late for people to leave.
At least eight people have died as a result of the storm, which has reached North Carolina, Virginia and Florida.
Irene, with winds of 80mph (130km/h), is due to hit New York at hurricane strength in the morning.
BBC News - Hurricane Irene pummels New York amid fears of flooding
 


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