Sunday, August 28, 2011
Puny Irene Unable To Capsize Small Sailboat
MIAMI — Forecasters say storm warnings for the East Coast have all been called off and that former Hurricane Irene is headed into Canada with paltry 50 mph winds.
The National Hurricane Center said late Sunday that tropical storm warnings are still on for the south coast of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. But no one was taking these seriously.
Irene which had at one time been a major hurricane as it headed toward the U.S., no longer had tropical characteristics.
It left behind heavy rains and severe flooding from North Carolina to New England.
But in the end it was but a 'punk' storm.