Published: Aug 27, 2011 9:49 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 27, 2012 9:37 PM EDT

Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of early Saturday afternoon:
 
CONNECTICUT
 
- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm's track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.
 
- Hurricane warning for coast.
 
- Fairfield ordered a mandatory evacuation for shoreline residents as of noon Saturday, affecting 5,000 to 6,000 people.
 
- Millstone nuclear power plant to be shut down if winds exceed 90 mph.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
 
- Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.
 
- President Barack Obama and governor declare state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.
 
DELAWARE
 
- Hurricane warning statewide.
 
- Flood watch in effect.
 
- Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around 8 a.m. Sunday.
 
- Governor orders mandatory evacuation of coastal areas.
 
- State opened shelters in all three counties.
 
- Governor says Indian River Inlet Bridge to close Saturday afternoon to all but emergency traffic.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
 
MAINE
 
- Irene predicted to reach northern New England Sunday night.
 
- Governor declared an emergency.
 
- Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.
 
- No evacuations planned.
 
- Lobstermen began moving their fishing gear farther offshore to avoid damage amid expectations of 30-foot seas.
 
MARYLAND
 
- Hurricane warning for St. Mary's County and Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Potomac River.
 
- Tropical storm warning for Baltimore to Eastern Shore to D.C. suburbs.
 
- Flash flood watch in Baltimore-Washington metro region and southern Maryland.
 
- Mandatory evacuations ordered for Ocean City, coastal Worcester County, homes near cliffs in Calvert County.
 
- Governor declares state of emergency.
 
- Maryland Transit Administration announced service suspension beginning Saturday evening.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
 
- Assateague State Park closing until Wednesday; most state park campgrounds closed.
 
MASSACHUSETTS
 
- Irene predicted to make landfall in southern New England on Sunday.
 
- Hurricane warnings issued for Martha's Vineyard. Hurricane watch in effect for the coastline to the mouth of the Merrimack River.
 
- The governor and president declared a state of emergency. The governor deployed 500 National Guard troops, saying an additional 2,000 troops will be activated Saturday.
 
- Mandatory evacuations have not been ordered.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
 
- Red Cross is positioning emergency response vehicles, mobilizing disaster workers and preparing supplies.
 
- Forecasts placed the storm's track through central Massachusetts.
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE
 
- Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England Sunday night.
 
- Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.
 
- No evacuations planned since path uncertain.
 
- Governor directed state Emergency Operations Center to be opened.
 
- The Red Cross plans to open four shelters.
 
- Organizers of the annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition condensed the three-night schedule to two, telling competitors "it's one song for all the marbles."
 
NEW JERSEY
 
- Forecasters predicted storm would pass over, or more likely, near New Jersey by midday Sunday.
 
- Hurricane warning in effect for coastal and southern counties.
 
- Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors and residents of Cape May County, coastal Atlantic County and Long Beach Island.
 
- Governor and president declare state of emergency.
 
- Governor says more than 5,000 people already in shelters as hurricane threatens.
 
- New Jersey Transit trains and buses to shut down Saturday.
 
- Last hurricane to hit the state was remnants of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which caused major flooding inland.
 
- Atlantic City casinos shutting down for only the third time since gambling was legalized 33 years ago.
 
NEW YORK
 
- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday as a Category 1 storm between New Jersey and Cape Cod.
 
- Hurricane watch and a flood watch issued for Long Island, New York City and suburban Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties.
 
- Mandatory evacuations ordered for New York City residents in low-lying coastal areas that are home to 370,000.
 
- The governor declared a state of emergency and the state's Office of Emergency Management increased staffing in its underground bunker.
 
- New York City's public transit to be halted around noon Saturday because of the hurricane. The five New York-area airports will stop allowing incoming flights at noon Saturday. Many departures were also canceled.
 
- Taxis in New York City were to switch from metered fares to zone fares Saturday morning.
 
NORTH CAROLINA
 
- Hurricane warning for entire coast.
 
- Governor and president declared emergency for the state; Eighteen eastern counties under some form of mandatory or voluntary evacuation.    - Irene made landfall Saturday morning near Cape Lookout. Storm surge prediction of up to 11 feet in Pamlico Sound and up to 9 feet along Outer Banks.
 
- One man killed in Nash County after a tree limb falls on him outside his home Saturday.
 
- By early afternoon, more than 580,000 people were left without electricity.
 
- The Neuse River pours over its banks and into the city of New Bern. Several dozen people had to be rescued from homes as up to 4 feet of water rushed in.
 
- More than 60 shelters open in 26 counties.
 
- 1,300 prisoners evacuated from two coastal prisons.
 
- Ferry service suspended until winds subside.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Isabel in 2003.
 
PENNSYLVANIA
 
- Hurricane warnings in effect for Philadelphia and Delaware counties. Tropical storm warnings in effect for other parts of eastern Pennsylvania.
 
- Governor declares state of emergency.
 
- Tropical storms forecast as early as Saturday afternoon.
 
- Half-foot or more of rain expected. In Philadelphia, the rain forecast follows an already single-month record of more than 13 inches.
 
- Mass transit serving Philadelphia and its suburbs to halt at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
 
- Residents of low-lying areas in two Delaware County communities told to evacuate.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
 
- Flood and flash flood watches are in effect for parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania through Sunday.
 
RHODE ISLAND
 
- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday. Six to 10 inches of rain expected to fall starting as early as Saturday night.
 
- State of emergency declared.
 
- Hurricane watch issued for much of the state. Tropical storm watch for portions of two inland counties.
 
- Mandatory evacuations ordered for low-lying communities in Narragansett, South Kingstown and Bristol by 10 a.m. Sunday. Parts of Westerly are under evacuation orders by 6 p.m. Saturday.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991, which made landfall twice.
 
- Residents warned to expect prolonged power outages and property damage.
 
- Three-hundred National Guard troops on standby.
 
SOUTH CAROLINA
 
- Irene was moving away from the state Saturday morning.
 
- Tropical storm warnings remained in effect from Edisto Island to North Carolina state line.
 
- No mandatory evacuations ordered.
 
- Last hurricane to hit was Charley in 2004.
 
- Downtown Charleston reported 49 mph wind gust just before noon Friday.
 
- Beach erosion reported at high tide Friday evening on Edisto Island and Folly Beach.
 
- About 5,000 customers without power from storms in Irene's outer bands.
 
VERMONT
 
- Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England on Sunday night.
 
- Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.
 
- No evacuations planned since path uncertain.
 
- Parts of the state hard-hit by Memorial Day weekend flash flooding were bracing for another round.
 
VIRGINIA
 
- Forecasters predict Irene to make landfall around 2 a.m. Sunday.
 
- Hurricane watch for coast.
 
- Governor declared emergency, says people who defy mandatory evacuation orders can be prosecuted.
 
- Mandatory evacuations ordered for at least 11 localities, among them the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, a barrier island dotted with rental