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Irene shifts path away from Key

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  • | 4:00 a.m. August 23, 2011
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Hurricane Irene’s potential track area no longer includes Longboat Key — or any part of the state of Florida.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s website,, the storm’s potential track area now includes a stretch of the eastern United States from South Carolina to Pennsylvania.

The storm’s previous potential track area included Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

For more information, pick up am Aug. 23 copy of the Longboat Observer.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].