Hurricane Irene: Live Blogging Hurricane Irene

A man struggles against the wind while trying to walk over the dunes as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday. (Photo: AP)
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Sunday, Aug. 28

12:24 p.m.: Members of Fairfax County's Urban Search and Rescue Team, Virginia Task Force 1 is heading home. The team had been deployed toward NJ but is now returning to Fairfax County.

11:46 a.m.: Ocean City, having escaped major damage, throws open its doors at noon.

11:18 a.m.: The bridge leading to N.C.'s OBX remains closed. 

 11:07 a.m.: In New York, 404,481 Long Island Power Authority customers without power. Con Edison, which serves much of NYC and Westchester County, has 102,783 customers out; National Grid has 71,870 customers out; Central Hudson Gas and Electric has 66,613; and the Orange and Rockland power company has 31,218.

10:42 a.m.: Traffic lights are out throughout much of the region; officials say treat intersections as a four-way stop sign.

10:01 a.m.: D.C. Mayor Gray says more than 40 trees down but applauds emergency response overall.

9:56 a.m.: NYT: The hurricane made landfall in New Jersey and was battering New York City, causing some flooding, but, so far, not as much as had been feared.

8:58 a.m.: Irene loses hurricane strength, makes landfall over NY's Coney Island with 65 mph winds.

8:27 a.m.: Isolated looting of damaged homes in Virginia Beach leads to a handful of arrests.

8:24 a.m.: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says drinking water is not affected by power outages.

7:55 a.m.: See the latest power outages reported for DMV here.

7:25 a.m.: Maryland Transit Administration says bus, subway and the Inter County Connector Bus service has resumed.

6 a.m.: D.C. Metro expects bus, rail and MetroAccess service to run on a regular schedule today.

5:45 a.m.: A woman in Queen Anne County was reportedly killed when a tree fell on a chimney which in turn struck her, according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

5:35 a.m.: The National Hurricane Center said the center of the huge storm made landfall near Little Egg Inlet in New Jersey.

5:32 a.m.: President Obama signed an emergency declaration for D.C., authorizing FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts.

5:06 a.m.: A tree fell through a house in the 6600 block of Greig Street in Capitol Heights, Md., displacing 11 adults and six children, according to Prince George's County Fire officials.

3:45 a.m.: The Western Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant at 6600 Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro lost power, according to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Good morning everyone! We hope you survived Irene relatively unscathed. We're back with you this morning to tell you what happened while you were sleeping.

12:10 a.m.: Hurricane Irene has knocked out power to more than 865,000.

12:09 a.m.: All lanes are now open on I-64 at mile marker 245. The downed power lines have been removed.

12:09 a.m.:
All lanes are now open on I-64 at mile marker 245. The downed power lines have been removed.

After the jump, more blog posts from Saturday, Aug. 27.

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