Hurricane Irene has forced airlines to cancel more than 9,000 flights this weekend, with the AP reporting 3,600 cancellations on Saturday.United Continental and Delta Air Lines, two of America's largest airlines, have each announced thousands of cancellations for the period between Saturday and Mond
The first deaths in the U.S. related to Hurricane Irene to be reported come from North Carolina.The Raleigh News & Observer writes that:"Emergency officials in Nash County said a man was crushed to death outside his home by a large limb blown down by the storm.
Hoping to convince anyone who is ignoring the mandatory evacuation orders for those living in New York City's low-lying areas, Mayor Michael Bloomberg just warned that if anyone hasn't already moved to higher ground, "you have to start right now."
All residents of New York City who live in low-lying areas must evacuate their neighborhoods by 5 p.m. ET Saturday because Hurricane Irene is headed their way, Mayor Michael Bloomberg just announced.Reuters says an estimated 250,000 people are affected. The city is opening shelters.