Hurricane Irene, now downgraded to Tropical Storm Irene, has moved into Canada after moving slowly up the eastern seaboard of the United States. While most reports indicate the storm wasn’t as bad as it could have been, many East Coast residents are battling floods, damage and power outages.
Chilean miners trapped since August 5 have all been rescued. Our very joyful thoughts are with the miners and their families. A few minor injuries and a possible case of pneumonia are the only casualties.