Pictures: Hurricane Irene heads for east-coast of America
Hurricane Irene has already battered some parts of the Caribbean and is now heading for the east coast of America.
Many tourists left holiday resorts in the Bahamas before the hurricane hit. Winds reaching 120 mph battered the island and caused lots of damage to property.
Forecasters tracking Hurricane Irene expect it to reach the east-coast of America by the weekend. Some are concerned it could travel as far north as New York.
Hurricane Irene is being tracked by satellites as it moves from the Caribbean towards the east coast of America.
In America, everyone living on the small island of Ocracoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina has been evacuated by ferry to the mainland.
North and South Carolina are expected to the worst hit by Hurricane Irene. Many residents have been preparing by boarding up windows with plywood to protect their homes from the very strong winds.
The hurricane has already hit some of the Caribbean islands. On the small island of Hispaniola there has been lots of flooding and mudslides. The torrential rain caused rivers to burst their banks and overflow.