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Hurricane Irene could hit U.S. as a monster

Add Comment Have Your Say Email StorySend to a Friend Share ThisTell Your Friends Tweet ThisTweet This MoreShare It . Del.icio.us Facebook Stumbleupon Newsvine Yahoo bookmarks Mixx Digg Reddit Google Bookmarks Twitter LinkedIn Hurricane Irene, at bottom right, is seen over the Dominican Republic at 3:45 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 23, 2011, in a satellite image provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center. (NOAA/National Hurricane Center) (AP) MIAMI – The rapidly intensifying Irene that’s already cut a destructive path through the Caribbean is the first hurricane to seriously threaten the U.S. in almost three years, a worry for some emergency management officials who hope people haven’t…