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Irene Makes NYC Landfall as Tropical Storm With Rain, Flooding

Hurricane Irene weakened to a tropical storm and made landfall in New York City with winds of 65 miles (105 kilometers) an hour after knocking out power on Long Island and causing flooding in New Jersey.

The storm, so large that its winds and rain began lashing New York late yesterday, moved over the city at about 9 a.m., according to a special National Hurricane Center advisory. The exact location of landfall will be determined by analysis later, the National Weather Service said.