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Weather Hurricanes

  • A police officer patrols the beach next to the synthetic plank boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey, which was mostly destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene.

    Beaches along the Atlantic coast took a beating over the weekend from Hurricane Irene, which caused heavy damage to some popular seaside tourist towns while sparing others the worst of its powerful wind and waves.

  • The people of Mineral, Va., were starting to whether Mother Nature had it in for them.

  • Erosion in Hamptons Post-Irene

    A look at how Hurricane Irene's damage will impact the Labor Day weekend, and other news, with CNBC's Darren Rovell & Courtney Reagan.

  • Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.

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    From North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.

  • Although, initially a Category 1 hurricane and now only a tropical storm, Irene is testing flood-level records in New York City and in much of the Northeast, raising casualty loss estimates to $20 billion. Two days of lost economic activity, over a period of a week, is almost certain, and adds another $20 billion. Longer term, rebuilding and postponed business activity will make up much of the near term impact on the economy.

  • Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Hurricane Irene and the closure of at least 1,000 theater locations along the East Coast is expected to put a dent in this weekend's domestic box office.

  • From the 40th floor of the Millenium Hilton, the World Trade Center site below me is oddly quiet. There are very few construction workers on site. The crane above Building 4 is directly across from me.

  • So far in 2011, the storm of the Hurricane season is Irene, a category 2 hurricane that is expected to affect the Eastern US  The storm has already passed through the Carribean, causing widespread damage while the Eastern US prepares for landfall. The entire eastern seaboard is being told to expect high winds and flooding as a result of the storm, although the resulting damage is anyone's guess. CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating

    From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.

  • How Bad Will Irene Be?

    Alan Blumberg, Phd, Consortium for Climate, discusses the best and worst case scenarios of when Hurricane Irene hits New York City.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business and investment news, including Hurricane Irene and banking plays.

  • NYSE's Storm Contingency Plans

    Lou Pastina, NYSE Head of Trading Floor Operations, discusses whether the NYSE plans to be open for business on Monday.

  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a City Hall press conference on Hurricane Irene on August 25, 2011 in New York City. The city is bracing for what could be its first direct hit by a hurricane in decades.

    Nate Silver, everybody's favorite stats guy, runs some numbers on the economic damage a direct hurricane strike on Manhattan would do.

  • Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss possible ways to trade this massive storm.

  • In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Irene on August 25, 2011 in the Caribbean Sea.

    How likely is it that on the East Coast of the U.S., in the same week, an earthquake is felt and a hurricane makes landfall? Statistically speaking, this should occur only once every 128 years.

  • With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • The Cost of Irene

    CNBC's Darren Rovell takes a look at the demand on retailers as residents prepare for the upcoming storm, and the Fast Money traders take a look at insurance stocks that will move on damages caused by Irene.

  • Irene Impact on Insurers

    Some analysts say the storm could cost insurers billions of dollars. A look at the top insurers and how they are trading today, with J. Paul Newsome, Sandler O'Neill & Partners; Meyer Shields, Analyst, Stifel Nicolaus, and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • East Coast Refiners Brace For Storms

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how refiners are preparing for Hurricane Irene.

  • NYSE Preps for Irene

    Insight on the exchange's contingency plans, with Lou Pastina, NYSE Euronext head of floor operations and CNBC's Bob Pisani.