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LIVE BLOG: Hurricane Irene

Up-to-the-minute posts from the field, and the community as Irene batters the local area.

Hurricane Irene is set to soak the suburban Boston area this weekend, with devastating storm surges, high winds and a lot of rain.

But while the storm rages, we've got you covered with live updates using our Cover it Live feed.

Flip through for live posts, and jump in at any point to add comments of your own on what you are experiencing as the hurricane hits.

Cindy Stratouly August 28, 2011 at 06:30 AM
Watching for our flags to start blowing here in Wilmington. Nothing but rain yet at 2:27 Sunday morning.
Jeff Kushmerek August 28, 2011 at 08:18 AM
if the power is out, how do we know about a tornado warning? are there sirens?
gbc August 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM
Arlington 8AM - the water level in Spy Pond is the highest I've seen it since hurricane Gloria. The wind is whipping the trees around, but so far no major downed limbs or trees in sight.
Becca Manning August 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM
In Needham, you should make sure you have at least one cell phone signed up with the SwiftReach 911 system for quick notifications via text message, email or phone call. Here's the link: http://www.needhamma.gov/index.aspx?NID=1249. You also should stay tuned to local battery-powered radio or check with weather alerts on weather.gov for the Needham area. We'll post what we can when it's available.
Pedro Oliveira Jr. August 28, 2011 at 01:10 PM
Thank you for the update, Gwen. Please keep them coming so we can keep everybody informed. Also, feel free to post pictures or send them to pedro.oliveira@patch.com
gbc August 28, 2011 at 03:43 PM
Arlington 11:30AM - waves and white caps on Spy Pond (!). Powerful wind gusts shaking the windows and taking down limbs, but no trees down so far...
PP August 28, 2011 at 04:14 PM
Few strong bands of rain and wind still hitting us here in Wilmington. Occasional power blips, few branches and lots of leaves on the ground. Trees around the house still standing. We feel fortunate!
Lindsay Barich August 28, 2011 at 05:48 PM
No power in Oakdale neighborhood in Dedham since 11:45am!
John August 28, 2011 at 07:18 PM
No power in Greenlodge since 12:15. NStar online says about ten percent of it's 1.1M customers are without power. Any word on when it might be restored?
Mark Nelson August 28, 2011 at 07:42 PM
Great job WPD, WFD, DPW and RMLD, could have been much worse.
Marc Burke August 28, 2011 at 08:38 PM
No power again in the County rd area as of 4:25 pm
Marc Burke August 28, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Back on @ 4:45!
Steve Yost August 28, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Downed tree on School St in Lexington took down power line. Live wire on street for two hours started small asphalt fire. Fire dept monitoring.
Christine August 28, 2011 at 09:34 PM
Tornado hit on greenlodge st..will be on fox tonight

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