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Hurricane Hunters track Irene all over east coast

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Bureau Chief Dal Cannady loaded up with the 53rd Weather Recon Squadron out of Biloxi, Miss.

They've used Hunter Army Airfield as a homebase all week, flying in and out of Hurricane Irene. They launch weather tracking equipment into the storm at the eye and different points.

The Air Force reserve flight caught up with Irene on Sunday morning as it made an historic approach to New York City.

"It went straight north by hugging the shoreline. It's the first one in 60 years or so in New York City. We're also the first ones to track a hurricane all the way to the Hudson River. We're the first to do that," said Ltc. Jason May.

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