Powerful Hurricane Irene heads toward Bahamas, US

A man wades through a flooded street after hurricane Irene hit the area in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Hurricane Irene headed out over warm ocean water on a path that could take it to northeastern Dominican Republic and part of Haiti early Tuesday and to the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

August 22, 2011 6:07:06 PM PDT
Hurricane Irene has churned into a stronger Category 2 storm and has cut a destructive path through the Caribbean as it heads toward the U.S. coast.