On Sunday morning, the National Weather Service recorded sustained winds of 36 mph, with gusts of 47 mph at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
Rain likely, mainly before 2pm. South wind 35 to 45 mph. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing,
At 2 pm Irene was about 15 miles south of Pittsfield, MA. She is moving toward the north-northeast and will be over eastern Canada tonight.
Scenes from Vineyard Haven as Hurricane Irene approaches New England.
Power, out since 9:30 am Sunday in Chilmark, remains out. Trees and tree limbs down around the Island, but no reports of major damage.
The Rhode Island Fast Ferry will discontinue ferry service to and from Martha’s Vineyard on Friday afternoon, Aug.
Latest storm information – Island officials met Thursday to prepare for the approach of Hurricane Irene but were unable to agree on one Code Red message.
Bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Vineyard can be frustrating, but these locals and visitors have found ways to cope with it.
President Obama decided it would be better to be in the White House than Blue Heron Farm as Irene moved up the coast. He left Friday night.