Irene is expected to make landfall over North Carolina Saturday, and when it does, it could be the strongest storm to hit the East Coast in seven years. ABC7 News is covering the storm's strength and track from all angles, and keeping you updated on the latest.
6 a.m.: In the above video, get an update on Hurricane Irene in ABC7's Suzanne Kennedy's morning report.
5:30 a.m.: Watch ABC7's Phillip Stewart's report on how locals are preparing for the storm:
12:30 p.m.: Watch Brad Bell live from North Carolina: