The people of Mineral, Va., were starting to whether Mother Nature had it in for them.
Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.
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.
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.
From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.
The "Fast Money" traders discuss possible ways to trade this massive storm.
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.
Hurricane Irene is expected to cause billions of dollars in damage in 14 states along the eastern U.S. seacoast, but property/casualty insurance companies are not expected to see much of a hit from damage claims.
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.
Insight on the exchange's contingency plans, with Lou Pastina, NYSE Euronext head of floor operations and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
James Rogers, Duke Energy Chairman, president/CEO, shares his company's efforts behind the preparation for Hurricane Irene and breaks down the cost of restoring service.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story on how residents in North Carolina are preparing for the hurricane.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details on New Yorkers preparing for a possible evacuation in anticipation of strong storm surges from Hurricane Irene.
Advice for residents of the Northeast during a possible power outage, with Vanessa Baird-Streeter, Long Island Power Authority.
Thousands were fleeing an exposed strip of coastal villages and beaches off North Carolina on Thursday as Irene approached, threatening to become the first major hurricane to hit the East Coast in seven years.
With Hurricane Irene barreling towards the US Eastern Seaboard, the Fast traders turned their attention to the stormy weather and how to trade it.
The Weather Channel's Nick Walker has latest on Hurricane Irene, expected to hit the Northeast this weekend.
The Weather Channel's Mike Siedel has the details on how North Carolina, and particularly the Outer Banks, is preparing for a potentially intense hurricane, with Dare County Commissioner Mike Johnson.
People are still buzzing about the strong earthquake that rattled the East coast yesterday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details on the damages caused and the safety procedures following the quake.