Irene was born in the Caribbean a year ago today

By on August 20, 2012

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene approaches, the Voice will be running retrospectives of the events before, during and after the historic storm.

Irene evolved from a tropical wave that exited the African coast on Aug. 15, 2011, and developed into a tropical depression five days later.

The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on Aug. 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. when Irene was classified as a tropical storm east of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and moving west at 22 mph.

At 11 p.m., the storm was approaching the Leeward Islands with no change in strength or forward speed.

But forecasters began warning in that advisory of the possibility of hurricane conditions occurring just two days later in the Dominican Republic.

(National Hurricane Center)

Last year’s stories:
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National Hurricane Center Irene advisory archives »




County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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