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A nuclear power reactor in Maryland went offline after Irene attack

According to the National Hurricane Center ,by 11 a.m. ET Sunday, Tropical Storm Irene had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. The storm was moving inland over southeastern New York state and heading northeast toward New England. Even as winds decreased, the hurricane center warned that an "extremely dangerous storm surge" was expected in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and parts of Long Island, New York.

Authorities in Ocean City, Maryland, reopened the evacuated city.

Mayor Rick Meehan told reporters, "It was a long night last night, but I can tell you, we dodge a missile here at Ocean City."
Irene Sweeps Maryland Coast
While Irene dumped 12 inches of rain by early Sunday morning, there was no major flooding. The maximum storm surge coincided with low tide, preventing the flooding that had been feared. 
In Connecticut, Maryland one died after a tree knocked a chimney through the roof of her home.

A nuclear power reactor in Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, automatically went offline late Saturday after a piece of aluminum siding from a building struck a transformer amid strong winds.
A spokesman for the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group said that there was no threat. He also mentioned that the facility was safe and there was no impact to employees or our neighbors

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