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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.

  • 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.

  • Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Power Preps in North Carolina

    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.

  • Residents in N.C. Prep for Irene

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story on how residents in North Carolina are preparing for the hurricane.

  • NYC's Financial Flood Zones

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details on New Yorkers preparing for a possible evacuation in anticipation of strong storm surges from Hurricane Irene.

  • Hurricane Irene: Preparing for Power Outages

    Advice for residents of the Northeast during a possible power outage, with Vanessa Baird-Streeter, Long Island Power Authority.

  • Raging waves batter against the shore in the seafront in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, after the passage of Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene was downgraded on Tuesday as it lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, but forecasters warned it could still regain power as it approaches the US mainland.

    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.

  • U.S. East Coast Bracing for Irene

    The Weather Channel's Nick Walker has latest on Hurricane Irene, expected to hit the Northeast this weekend.

  • Heading Into Irene's Path

    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.

  • Earthquake Rattles U.S. East Coast

    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.

  • Markets Reaction to Earthquake

    The CNBC news team reports on today's 5.9 magnitude earthquake and its impact on the markets, with Ira Epstein, The Linn Group, and Mark Zoback, Stanford University geologist, Rowena Lohman, Cornell Univerisity, and Kate Hutton, Caltech seismologist weigh in on the probability of earthquakes and aftershocks on the East coast.

  • Japan Politics an Obstacle for Tsunami Survivors

    Rikuzen Takata, a seaside town in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Iwate, was one of the hardest hit communities after the March 11 tragedy. Survivors say the political gridlock in Tokyo is starving them of money they need to rebuild. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reports.