Hurricane Irene

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One of the victims is a man, to which a large tree branch fell on top. The other two have died because of a traffic accident and a heart attack. The hurricane has left without electricity to over 200,000 people in this State. Hurricane Irene is has already received its first three fatalities in Carolina of the North (USA), where this Saturday landfall shortly before 08.00 hours local (1200 GMT), local authorities said. As indicated by the NBC television network, a person has died in a traffic accident in the County of Pitt and another died of a heart attack when he nailed boards to protect your home from the storm.

Previously, the authorities confirmed the death of a man in in Nash County, to whom a large tree branch fell when he walked out of his house. According to the chain, although the emergency services were alerted immediately, the man, whose identity has yet to know, already had died. In the time of the accident, winds in the area reached gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour. It is the first fatal victim that leaves Irene, a category 1 hurricane, passing through the East coast of the USA. In earlier days it had already caused six deaths in the Caribbean. 200,000 people without electricity nearly 200,000 people have been left without electricity this Saturday on the coast of North Carolina as a result of heavy rains and strong winds caused by Irene. Progress Energy, Lauren Bradford, company spokeswoman told local media that the coastal towns of Willmington, Wrightsville Beach, in the Centre and South of the North Carolina, were the most affected by these power cuts since they have been the first who have had to confront the ctos of the hurricane. In other cities of the State, as Atlantic Beach, flooding on roads that run parallel to the coast have been already reported and a Wharf has been razed to the ground by the force of the waters. Irene made landfall this morning at 7.30 local time (1130 GMT) near Cape Lookout in North Carolina (Eastern United States), with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour, reported the National Center of hurricanes (CNH).