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Tropical cyclones form where heat and moisture from the surface of the ocean interact with a wind pattern that spirals air inward. The water vapor condenses into storm clouds which are further fueled by the heat and wind.

Hurricane Irene - Wikipedia


Hurricane Irene was a large and destructive tropical cyclone, which affected much of the ... Throughout its path, Irene caused widespread destruction and at least 56 deaths. Damage estimates through...

The history of Hurricane Irene | Earth | EarthSky


Aug 30, 2011 ... Hurricane Irene, the ninth named storm and first hurricane of the 2011 ... winds and isolated tornadoes that caused damage in isolated areas.

Five Years After Hurricane Irene, Vermont Still Striving for Resilience ...


Sep 1, 2016 ... Irene was actually only a hurricane for a brief stretch over distant North ... of rain on parts of Vermont, and caused $733 million in damage. In all ...

Hurricane Irene - The Disaster Center


1999 Irene Hurricane Irene reports preparedness and insurance information with ... The damage caused by the flooding of property is the largest cost to property ...

Hurricane Irene August 26-27, 2011 - National Weather Service


Irene caused 5 deaths in North Carolina. On the evening of August 26, well ahead of landfall, Hurricane Irene also spawned several tornadoes. One EF-2 ...

Did global warming cause Irene? - POLITICO


Aug 26, 2011 ... A satellite image shows Hurricane Irene nearing the East Coast. ... “Irene's got a middle name, and it's Global Warming,” environmental activist ...

Why Irene Was More Dangerous Than It Should Have Been


Aug 31, 2011 ... So far Hurricane Irene's estimated damage isn't as bad as had been ... pressure, which causes air to rise—in this case, warm and moist air, the ...

NASA - Hurricane Season 2011: Hurricane Irene (Atlantic Ocean)


Sep 1, 2011 ... In the wake of Hurricane Irene's heavy rains, sediment filled many rivers ... Irene caused flooding from the Carolinas to the northeastern states.

Hurricane Irene: Recalling a fierce storm 5 years later | NJ.com


Aug 28, 2016 ... The year before Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene ravaged New ... All the extra rain dumped by Irene caused serious flash-flooding and ...