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Hurricane Irene moving NNE toward NC coast, no big change in strength seen before reaches land
MIAMI. (AP) ' Forecasters say Hurricane Irene's center is moving north-northeastward toward the coast of North Carolina and little change of strength is expected before it reaches land.
The National Hurricane Center said early Saturday that the storm was moving at 13 mph (20 kph) and the center was about 155 miles (250 km) south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Sustained winds are still howling at 100 mph (160 kph), still a Category 2 hurricane.