CBS 11’s Jack Fink is in New Jersey to help our sister station WCBS-TV and CBSNewYork.com with coverage of Hurricane Sandy.
JCPenney’s revenue at stores dipped 1.9 percent in August, hurt by Hurricane Irene and a later start to back-to-school shopping.
Hurricane Irene has come and gone along the East Coast, but left a huge backlog at airports, now filled with passengers trying to get a flight.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport cancelled 52 aircraft departures for Saturday, almost all due to the impact of Hurricane Irene along the East Coast.
By the time Irene roared across the Bahamas, Aidan O’Hare was safely in Plano, along with more than 400 of his company’s employees. “I’m glad we got out,” he said.
As Hurricane Irene’s outermost bands of wind and rain began to lash the outer banks of North Carolina more than 2 million people were ordered to move to safer places.
Hurricane Irene’s main thrust was still a day away from North Carolina but heightened waves began hitting the state’s Outer Banks early Friday.
Thousands were fleeing an exposed strip of coastal villages and beaches off North Carolina on Thursday as Irene approached, threatening to become the first major hurricane to hit the East Coast in seven years.
Airlines began to cancel flights and get planes out of the way as Hurricane Irene barreled toward the U.S. mainland on Thursday.