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Aug 28, 2011 8:47 AM by Trovette Tottress

3 million without power as weaker Hurricane Irene makes

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Irene, just barely a hurricane now with maximum winds of 75 mph, has made landfall again along the New Jersey coast near Little Egg Inlet.

New York City is waiting for the storm without its usual hustle and bustle. The city is all but shut down with empty streets and subways making for an eerie quiet. A brief hurricane warning for Brooklyn and Queens has expired. At least eight people have died and more than 3 million homes and businesses have no electricity.

Irene is almost certain to be a travelers' nightmare as airlines will need time to bring operations back to normal after canceling thousands of weekend flights and some on Monday. Train and bus service has also been curtailed.

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