North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Washington DC have all declared states of emergency.
Travellers can monitor the progress of storms on the US National Hurricane Centre website, and are advised to monitor local and international weather reports. You can also monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation.
The US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) website has information about how to prepare for extreme weather conditions.
If you are caught up in a tropical storm or hurricane, you should follow the advice of local authorities – and leave the area if advised.
Stay informed of the progress of Hurricane Irene via the US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) blog: blog.fema.gov