Irene Comes Ashore in NC, NY National Guard Deployed

Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina Saturday morning as Governor Cuomo deployed National Guard troops to New York City in anticipation of the storm's arrival there.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on Cuomo's meeting with troops as they departed Saturday morning.

PBS NewsHour reports the latest on the storm, including news of the first deaths and the hundreds of thousands of people who already lost power in the early hours Saturday.

NPR has prepared this storm tracking tool you can use along with in depth analysis on the impact of the storm which has dramatically impacted transportation systems.

More than 2,000 flights have been cancelled, including many in and out of Rochester, and New York City's subway and bus systems shut down as of Noon Saturday.