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Hurricane Irene downgraded to tropical storm

Hurricane Irene weakens before reaching New York

Reuters , Sunday 28 Aug 2011
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Hurricane Irene weakened as it pushed into New York on Sunday and was downgraded to tropical storm status, the National Hurricane Center said.

After battering the US mid-Atlantic coast with hurricane power, Irene's winds dropped to 65 mph/100 kmh by 9am/1300 GMT, the centre said.

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