Nightly News | August 25, 2011
>>> are also determined not to be caught off guard by irene. nbc's tom costello with us tonight from washington. tom, good evening.
>> the government is very concerned about this storm's track, really right up the i-95 corridor. fema always has emergency supplies prepositioned, ice, blankets, cots, food, it's also putting advanced teams into place. i spoke a short time ago with the fema director .
>> bottled water, infant-children supplies, tarps, things that we have historically known that have been needed in the after math of a hurricane.
>>> and some airports are -- meanwhile am track has cancelled all train service south of d.c. for friday, saturday and sunday. another big concern on the east coast , the oil refineries in new jersey, pennsylvania, delaware, nay produce nearly 80% of the country's gas and diesel fuel . the navy has ordered the their ships out to sea where they can better ride out the storm. and last week the national cathedral here in d.c. is establishing a perimeter to protect the public from fallen masonry.