Hurricane Irene made landfall in the Outer Banks of North Carolina this morning, as the video above shows. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-East satellite has been filming Irene from 22,300 miles overhead since the storm developed a week ago, watching as it battered Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and now North Carolina.
Irene remains a large, dangerous hurricane, and is expected to continue up the East Coast throughout the weekend. Heavy rains, strong winds and storm surges are forecast in several major cities, including New York, where 370,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders and public transportation has been shut down. President Obama warns the storm could be "extremely dangerous and costly."
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