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      Check out how Irene is affecting Eastern states Saturday afternoon

      Infrared satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, in Monterey, Calif., shows the status of Hurricane Irene at 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. (Photo: AP)

      Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of Saturday afternoon:

      WASHINGTON, D.C.
      - Tropical storm warning and flash flood watch.
      - No mandatory evacuations ordered.
      - Mayor has declared state of emergency.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Hazel in 1954.
      - One of the area's largest power suppliers warns that D.C. and surrounding suburbs could have widespread outages that could take days to restore.
      - Approach of hurricane forced postponement of Sunday's dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
      - Impending storm prompts Walter Reed Army Medical Center to accelerate transfer of last remaining patients to new facility in Bethesda, Md.
      - City gives away sandbags to residents for a second day.

      VIRGINIA
      - Forecasters predict Irene to make landfall around 2 a.m. Sunday.
      - Hurricane watch for coast.
      - Governor declared emergency, says people who defy mandatory evacuation orders can be prosecuted.
      - Mandatory evacuations ordered for at least 11 localities, among them the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, a barrier island dotted with rentals, Accomack on the Eastern Shore, and for low-lying areas of Norfolk, Hampton and Portsmouth.
      - 11-year-old Virginia boy dies when tree felled by storm crashes through apartment building.
      - Apparent tornado heavily damages five homes in the Sandbridge area.
      - Last hurricane to hit the state was Isabel in 2003.
      - Shelters opening in at least 14 counties and 12 cities, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton.
      - The Navy ordered the Second Fleet out to sea to escape the storm.

      MARYLAND
      - Hurricane warning for St. Mary's County and Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Potomac River.
      - Tropical storm warning for Baltimore to Eastern Shore to D.C. suburbs.
      - Flash flood watch in Baltimore-Washington metro region and southern Maryland.
      - Mandatory evacuations ordered for Ocean City, coastal Worcester County, homes near cliffs in Calvert County.
      - Governor declares state of emergency.
      - Maryland Transit Administration announced service suspension beginning Saturday evening.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
      - Assateague State Park closing until Wednesday; most state park campgrounds closed.

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      CONNECTICUT
      - Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New
      Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm's track forecast through central parts
      of Connecticut.
      - Hurricane warning for coast.
      - Fairfield ordered a mandatory evacuation for shoreline
      residents as of noon Saturday, affecting 5,000 to 6,000 people.
      - Millstone nuclear power plant to be shut down if winds exceed
      90 mph.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
      - Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in
      low-lying areas along the shoreline.
      - President Barack Obama and governor declare state of
      emergency. National Guard mobilized.

      DELAWARE
      - Hurricane warning statewide.
      - Flood watch in effect.
      - Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around
      8 a.m. Sunday.
      - Governor orders mandatory evacuation of coastal areas.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
      - State opened shelters in all three counties.

      MAINE
      - Irene predicted to reach northern New England Sunday night.
      - Governor declared an emergency.
      - Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for
      flooding rains and gusty winds.
      - No evacuations planned.
      - Lobstermen began moving their fishing gear farther offshore to
      avoid damage amid expectations of 30-foot seas.

      MASSACHUSETTS
      - Irene predicted to make landfall in southern New England on
      Sunday.
      - Hurricane warnings issued for Martha's Vineyard. Hurricane
      watch in effect for the coastline to the mouth of the Merrimack
      River.
      - The governor and president declared a state of emergency. The
      governor deployed 500 National Guard troops, saying an additional
      2,000 troops will be activated Saturday.
      - Mandatory evacuations have not been ordered.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
      - Red Cross is positioning emergency response vehicles,
      mobilizing disaster workers and preparing supplies.
      - Forecasts placed the storm's track through central
      Massachusetts.

      NEW HAMPSHIRE
      - Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England Sunday
      night.
      - Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for
      flooding rains and gusty winds.
      - No evacuations planned since path uncertain.
      - Governor directed state Emergency Operations Center to be
      opened.
      - The Red Cross plans to open four shelters.
      - Organizers of the annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition
      condensed the three-night schedule to two, telling competitors
      "it's one song for all the marbles."

      NEW JERSEY
      - Forecasters predicted storm would pass over, or more likely,
      near New Jersey by midday Sunday.
      - Hurricane warning in effect for coastal and southern counties.
      - Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors
      and residents of Cape May County, coastal Atlantic County and Long
      Beach Island.
      - Governor and president declare state of emergency.
      - Governor says more than 5,000 people already in shelters as
      hurricane threatens.
      - New Jersey Transit trains and buses to shut down Saturday.
      - Last hurricane to hit the state was remnants of Hurricane
      Floyd in 1999, which caused major flooding inland.
      - Atlantic City casinos shutting down for only the third time
      since gambling was legalized 33 years ago.

      NEW YORK
      - Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday as a Category 1 storm
      between New Jersey and Cape Cod.
      - Hurricane watch and a flood watch issued for Long Island, New
      York City and suburban Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties.
      - Mandatory evacuations ordered for New York City residents in
      low-lying coastal areas that are home to 370,000.
      - The governor declared a state of emergency and the state's
      Office of Emergency Management increased staffing in its
      underground bunker.
      - New York City's public transit to be halted around noon
      Saturday because of the hurricane. The five New York-area airports
      will stop allowing incoming flights at noon Saturday. Many
      departures were also canceled.
      - Taxis in New York City were to switch from metered fares to
      zone fares Saturday morning.

      NORTH CAROLINA
      - Irene made landfall Saturday morning near Cape Lookout. Storm
      surge prediction of up to 11 feet in Pamlico Sound and up to 9 feet
      along Outer Banks.
      - More than 90,000 lose power.
      - Hurricane warning for entire coast.
      - Governor and president declared emergency for the state.
      - Eighteen eastern counties under some form of mandatory or
      voluntary evacuation.
      - Frisco Fire Chief ordered 75 body bags to supplement the
      town's normal supply of 10.
      - 1,300 prisoners evacuated from two coastal prisons.
      - Ferry service suspended Friday and will not resume until winds
      subside.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Isabel in 2003.
      - More than 60 shelters open in 26 counties.

      PENNSYLVANIA
      - Hurricane warnings in effect for Philadelphia and Delaware
      counties. Tropical storm warnings in effect for other parts of
      eastern Pennsylvania.
      - Governor declares state of emergency.
      - Tropical storms forecast as early as Saturday afternoon.
      - Half-foot or more of rain expected. In Philadelphia, the rain
      forecast follows an already single-month record of more than 13
      inches.
      - Mass transit serving Philadelphia and its suburbs to halt at
      12:30 a.m. Sunday.
      - Residents of low-lying areas in two Delaware County
      communities told to evacuate.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
      - Flood and flash flood watches are in effect for parts of
      northeastern and central Pennsylvania through Sunday.

      RHODE ISLAND
      - Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday. Six to 10 inches of
      rain expected to fall starting as early as Saturday night.
      - State of emergency declared.
      - Hurricane watch issued for much of the state. Tropical storm
      watch for portions of two inland counties.
      - Mandatory evacuations ordered for low-lying communities in
      Narragansett, South Kingstown and Bristol by 10 a.m. Sunday. Parts
      of Westerly are under evacuation orders by 6 p.m. Saturday.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991, which made landfall
      twice.
      - Residents warned to expect prolonged power outages and
      property damage.
      - Three-hundred National Guard troops on standby.

      SOUTH CAROLINA
      - Irene was moving away from the state Saturday morning.
      - Tropical storm warnings remained in effect from Edisto Island
      to North Carolina state line.
      - No mandatory evacuations ordered.
      - Last hurricane to hit was Charley in 2004.
      - Downtown Charleston reported 49 mph wind gust just before noon
      Friday.
      - Beach erosion reported at high tide Friday evening on Edisto
      Island and Folly Beach.
      - About 5,000 customers without power from storms in Irene's
      outer bands.

      VERMONT
      - Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England on
      Sunday night.
      - Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for
      flooding rains and gusty winds.
      - No evacuations planned since path uncertain.
      - Parts of the state hard-hit by Memorial Day weekend flash
      flooding were bracing for another round.