All alerts on Hurricane Irene from the Bahamas Meteorological Office were discontinued at noon on Friday, August 26th.
The last, alert number forty one indicated that the outer rain bands of Hurricane Irene is nearing the coast of the Carolina's.
At 11:00 am edt, the center of hurricane Irene was located near latitude 30.7 degrees north and longitude 77.3 degrees west or about 330 miles south Southwest of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.
Irene is moving toward the north near 14 miles per hour and this motion is expected to continue today.
A gradual turn toward the north-northeast should begin by Saturday. On the forecast track the core of Irene will pass well off the coast of georgia today and approach the coast of north Carolina tonight.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 105 miles with higher gusts. Irene is a category two hurricane on the saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale. little change in strength is forecast before Irene reaches the Coast of North Carolina.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the centre and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 290 miles from the centre.
Photos and video from New Providence before and after Hurricane Irene.
Video from the evening of August 24, before the storm:
Video from Thursday, August 25, after the storm:
Photos from Thursday:
All photos and videos courtesy of www.StopMotionProductions.com