- Associated Press - Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of Saturday morning:

CONNECTICUT

— Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm’s track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.

— Hurricane warning for coast.

— Fairfield ordered a mandatory evacuation for shoreline residents as of noon Saturday, affecting 5,000 to 6,000 people.

— Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

— Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.

— President Barack Obama and governor declared state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.

DELAWARE

— Hurricane warning statewide.

— Flood watch in effect.

— Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around 8 a.m. Sunday.

— Governor orders mandatory evacuation of coastal areas by 9 a.m. Saturday.

— Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.

— State opened shelters in all three counties.

MAINE

— Irene predicted to reach northern New England Sunday night.

— Governor declared an emergency.

— Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.

— No evacuations planned.

— Lobstermen began moving their fishing gear farther offshore to avoid damage amid expectations of 30-foot seas.

MARYLAND

— Hurricane warning for St. Mary’s County and Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Potomac River.

— Tropical storm warning for Baltimore to Eastern Shore to D.C. suburbs.

— Flash flood watch in Baltimore-Washington metro region and southern Maryland.

— Mandatory evacuations ordered for Ocean City and coastal Worcester County.

— Governor declared emergency.

— Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.

— Assateague State Park closing until Wednesday; most state park campgrounds closed.

MASSACHUSETTS

— Irene predicted to make landfall in southern New England on Sunday.

— Hurricane warnings were issued for Martha’s Vineyard. A hurricane watch is in effect for the coastline to the mouth of the Merrimack River.

— The governor and president declared a state of emergency. The governor deployed 500 National Guard troops, saying an additional 2,000 troops will be activated Saturday.

— Mandatory evacuations have not been ordered.

— Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

— Red Cross is positioning emergency response vehicles, mobilizing disaster workers and preparing supplies.

— Forecasts placed the storm’s track through central Massachusetts.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

— Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England Sunday night.

— Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.

— No evacuations planned since path uncertain.

— Governor directed state Emergency Operations Center to be opened.

— The Red Cross plans to open four shelters.

— Organizers of the annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition condensed the three-night schedule to two, telling competitors “it’s one song for all the marbles.”

NEW JERSEY

— Forecasters predicted storm would pass over, or more likely, near New Jersey by midday Sunday.

— Hurricane warning in effect for coastal and southern counties.

— Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors and residents of Cape May County, coastal Atlantic County and Long Beach Island.

— Governor and president declared emergency for the state.

— New Jersey Transit trains and buses to shut down Saturday.

— Last hurricane to hit the state was remnants of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which caused major flooding inland.

— Atlantic City casinos shutting down for only the third time since gambling was legalized 33 years ago.

NEW YORK

— Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday as a Category 1 storm between New Jersey and Cape Cod.

— Hurricane watch and a flood watch issued for Long Island, New York City and suburban Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties.

— Mandatory evacuations ordered for New York City residents in low-lying coastal areas that are home to 370,000.

— The governor declared a state of emergency and the state’s Office of Emergency Management increased staffing in its underground bunker.

— New York City’s public transit to be halted around noon Saturday because of the hurricane. The five New York-area airports will stop allowing incoming flights at noon Saturday. Many departures were also canceled.

— Taxis in New York City were to switch from metered fares to zone fares Saturday morning.

NORTH CAROLINA

— Irene made landfall Saturday morning near Cape Lookout. Storm surge prediction of up to 11 feet in Pamlico Sound and up to 9 feet along Outer Banks.

— More than 90,000 lose power.

— Hurricane warning for entire coast.

— Governor and president declared emergency for the state.

— Eighteen eastern counties under some form of mandatory or voluntary evacuation.

— Frisco Fire Chief ordered 75 body bags to supplement the town’s normal supply of 10.

— 1,300 prisoners evacuated from two coastal prisons.

— Ferry service suspended Friday and will not resume until winds subside.

— Last hurricane to hit was Isabel in 2003.

— More than 60 shelters open in 26 counties.

PENNSYLVANIA

— Hurricane warnings in effect for Philadelphia and suburban Delaware County, with tropical storm warnings in effect for three other suburban counties.

— State of emergency declared in advance of expected arrival of wind and rain.

— Tropical storm conditions could begin as early as Saturday afternoon.

— Half-foot or more of rain expected in already-sodden communities. Philadelphia has already set an a single-month record for rain with more than 13 inches.

— Mass transit serving Philadelphia and its suburbs will halt at 12:30 a.m. Sunday because of the hurricane.

— Mandatory evacuations have not been ordered.

— Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.

— Flood and flash flood watches are in effect for nine other counties in eastern Pennsylvania through Sunday.

RHODE ISLAND

— Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday. Six to 10 inches of rain expected to fall starting as early as Saturday night.

— State of emergency declared.

— Hurricane watch issued for much of the state. Tropical storm watch for portions of two inland counties.

— Mandatory evacuations ordered for low-lying communities in Narragansett, South Kingstown and Bristol by 10 a.m. Sunday. Parts of Westerly are under evacuation orders by 6 p.m. Saturday.

— Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991, which made landfall twice.

— Residents warned to expect prolonged power outages and property damage.

SOUTH CAROLINA

— Irene was moving away from the state Saturday morning.

— Tropical storm warnings remained in effect from Edisto Island to North Carolina state line.

— No mandatory evacuations ordered.

— Last hurricane to hit was Charley in 2004.

— Downtown Charleston reported 49 mph wind gust just before noon Friday.

— Beach erosion reported at high tide Friday evening on Edisto Island and Folly Beach.

— About 5,000 customers without power from storms in Irene’s outer bands.

VERMONT

— Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England on Sunday night.

— Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.

— No evacuations planned since path uncertain.

— Parts of the state hard-hit by Memorial Day weekend flash flooding were bracing for another round.

VIRGINIA

— Forecasters predict Irene to make landfall around 2 a.m. Sunday.

— Hurricane watch for coast.

— Mandatory evacuations ordered for at least 11 localities, among them the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, a barrier island dotted with rentals, Accomack on the Eastern Shore, and for low-lying areas of Norfolk, Hampton and Portsmouth.

— Governor declared emergency, says people who defy mandatory evacuation orders can be prosecuted.

— Last hurricane to hit the state was Isabel in 2003.

— Shelters opening in at least 14 counties and 12 cities, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton.

— The Navy ordered the Second Fleet out to sea to escape the storm.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

— Tropical storm warning and flash flood watch.

— No mandatory evacuations ordered.

— Mayor has declared state of emergency.

— Last hurricane to hit was Hazel in 1954.

— One of the area’s largest power suppliers warns that D.C. and surrounding suburbs could have widespread outages that could take days to restore.

— Approach of hurricane forced postponement of Sunday’s dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

— Impending storm prompts Walter Reed Army Medical Center to accelerate transfer of last remaining patients to new facility in Bethesda, Md.

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