Irene loses hurricane strength, hits New York

Associated Press
A man walks in Times Square as  Hurricane Irene arrives in New York, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Irene has lost hurricane strength and made landfall on New York City.

Forecasters say Irene's winds have fallen to 65 mph (104 kph) as it reaches Brooklyn's Coney Island section.

They say Irene should move over New England by the afternoon. Officials also warn that isolated tornadoes are possible in the northeast throughout the morning.

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