25 Aug '11, 5pm

PSA: Irene might mess up the East Coast something good, so be ready

PSA: Irene might mess up the East Coast something good, so be ready

The U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting that hurricane Irene is going to strafe pretty much every inch of the most densely populated part of America, i.e. the East Coast. So if you live anywhere from the Carolinas to Boston, is it time to panic? It would be, if panicking actually helped! Here’s what you can do instead. First thing to understand is whether, and to what extent, your area is under threat. Here's NOAA's official map of the projected storm track . And here's a big map mashing up the NOAA predictions for the hurricane’s track with social media . Not sure what the social media is for, but it's a nice, detailed rendering of what's to come. First landfall Saturday morning (in North Carolina, potentially) and a hit to D.C. and then New York City Sunday morning. Also, here’s NOAA’s interactive map to determine whether your area is...

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