Hurricane Irene in August 2011 (image) Rutgers University Share Print E-Mail Caption Hurricane Irene is shown at 10:10 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2011. It made landfall at 8 a.m. in Cape Lookout, North Carolina, and Irene's outer bands already extended into New England. Credit NASA/NOAA GOES Project Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.