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Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
British nationals caught up in the storm should follow the advice of local authorities - and leave the area if advised.
Several major airports on the US east coast have been affected by closures but some are re-opening on Monday 29th August. See the Federal Aviation Administration website for updates and check with your airline or tour operator.
Travellers can monitor the progress of the storm on:
- US National Hurricane Center website
- The Met Office StormTracker
Local and international weather reports Local authority websites:
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- New York including New York City evacuation map The US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) website has information about how to prepare for extreme weather conditions.