August 24th, 2011
04:32 PM ET

Hurricane Irene becomes a major storm

The GOES-13 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) satellite captured Hurricane Irene on the morning of August 24, 2011. When the eye of the storm is visible from space, it's an indicator that the system has become a major hurricane.

You can track Irene on CNN.com.
See NASA's storm data.

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  1. CNN Stop the Hype

    Its exhausting listening to these guys hype our nation into being a bunch of pussies, we are not spineless humans beings, I have been thru far worse, Yet you have reporters out on the beach , are they so special that they cant get injured?????
    The government tells us far to much what to do and how to do it,Stop telling me how to live , Wow 1 million homes with out power, that is the end of the world OMG, Why do you insist on frighting everyone,CNN? We managed to live with our electricity for tens of thousands of years , I believe that we can go with out it for a another few days or even weeks STOP STOP STOP

    August 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  2. Priestess Auset Ra Amen

    I just hope this is not another false alarm hyped up with oversensationalized "reporting by the propaganda news media" to have people going overboard clearing off the shelves in the supermarkets, cleaning out the gas stations and home depot in the hopes they need to scare the masses into spending. they did this last year in Boston, while I'm not making light of the threat to humans by hurrican's and other natural disasters not man made to terrify the masses. it stands to reason the media do manufacture and overhype to work the sheeple's in a lather SMH. I will watch and wait to see how this one pans out.

    August 27, 2011 at 9:46 am |

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