National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA): Hurricanes/Tropical Cyclones
Aug. 27, 2011
On August 27 at 2:50 p.m. EDT, Hurricane Irene's center was still over eastern North Carolina. This visible image was captured by the Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. North Carolina impacts include widespread power outages, downed trees, downed power lines. Duck, N.C. reported widespread flooding. Eastern North Carolina received about a foot of rainfall, measuring between 10 to 14-inches in various locations. Cape Hatteras received a record-breaking 3.04-inches of rainfall on August 27. New Bern, N.C. received 4.49-inches of rainfall.