August 26th, 2011
10:33 AM ET


Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to Twitter accounts you can follow for updates on Hurricane Irene. You can track Irene on

The official account of the National Weather Service National Hurricane Center is tweeting updates about Hurricane Irene, including important weather advisories.

NASA’s Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone account tweets the latest hurricane images and data, including updates on Irene.

The American Red Cross is tweeting about how to prepare for Hurricane Irene, as well as sharing information on shelters and how to volunteer.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be providing emergency updates on Hurricane Irene. Follow @FEMA for evacuation information, as well as tips on how to stay safe during a hurricane.

You can follow updates from the states along Irene's possible path:

@FLsert Florida Division on Emergency Management

@GeorgiaEMA Georgia Emergency Management Agency

@EMDSC South Carolina Emergency Management Division

@NCcrimecontrol North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety

@VDEM Virginia Department of Emergency Management

@mema_feeds Maryland Emergency Management Agency

@DelawareEMA Delaware Emergency Management Agency

@NJSP New Jersey State Police

@NYSEMO New York State Office of Emergency Management

@CTDEMHS Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

@RhodeIslandEMA Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

@MASSEMA Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

@NHgov State of New Hampshire

@vemvt Vermont Emergency Management Agency

@MaineEMA Maine Emergency Management Agency

In order to follow all these accounts and more, you can follow a Hurricane Irene Twitter List here.

You can also follow Twitter updates on Hurricane Irene from @CNNLightYears, @cnnbrk, and @CNN.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. fimeilleur

    @ Abid,

    Your facts are all wrong, and not just the scientific ones. As stated by adj041, the sun is approximately 92,955,630 miles from the earth (average), the distance to the moon (from the earth) is 238,857 miles (average). Everyone can see the differences here... so that explains the time light takes to travel. The sun gets it's light from the continuous nuclear fusion happening on the sun (Hydrogen fuels the fusion). The speed of lightning is the time it takes to go from point A to point B... not the speed at which you see the light. Yes, I've seen many eclipses... what's your point.

    Again, THE KORAN IS NOT A SCIENCE BOOK... it will not answer ANY of your scientific questions.

    August 29, 2011 at 2:37 am |
  2. Abid

    Did u ever see an eclipse?

    August 29, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  3. Abid

    It also says Distance between the sun and the moon is 93 million miles online

    August 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  4. Abid

    The sun and the moon are not aways at the same spot. The speed of lightning is about 186,000 miles per sec other web sites claim half the speed of light. Video put out by the Discovery channel (2000 publication) it states that lightning travels at a rate of 60,000 miles a second. Also, the us department of Energy gives the speed of lightning as 93,000 miles per second

    August 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
  5. ajd041

    Ok well I'm a bot confused about what you're asking so ill say this you're mistaken about the distance the 238,835 is the distance from earth to the moon the sun is approx 150m KM from earth which fluctuates around the time of year and the speed of light is 299,792,458 m/s now that's fast but 150 million km is a long distance to cover even traveling at the speed of light that's why it takes 8 mins to get here

    August 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  6. Abid

    If the moon gets light from the sun then where does the sun get its light? And why does it take 8.3 minutes for us to get from the sun? And it takes the moon 1 and 1/3 seconds to give us light on earth?

    August 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm |
  7. Abid

    Earths Distance from the sun 238,855 miles. Earths Distance from the moon 238,855 miles, Light would take 8.3 minutes to reach earth from the sun. Light from the moon takes 1 and 1/3 seconds to get from the moon to Earth?

    August 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm |


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