Hurricane Irene shuts down One Tree Hill filming

One Tree Hill{jcomments on}Production on CW’s veteran drama One Tree Hill has been suspended because of Hurricane Irene.

As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast of America production on several projects has been suspended over the weekend with One Tree Hill amongst those affected. Entertainment Weekly reports that the New York City Mayor’s Office has revoked filming permits that have been issued for Sunday because of the Hurricane while others have voluntarily re-arranged filming schedules ahead of Irene’s approach.

“As a precautionary measure and in consideration of our cast and crew, One Tree Hill production has shut down for today and tomorrow due to Hurricane Irene. We will continue to monitor the situation over the next few days.” – A statement on One Tree Hill’s production shut down

The East Coast is bracing itself for Irene with the BBC reporting that more than 2 million people have been told to evacuate their homes because of the hurricane, seven states in America have declared emergencies. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans as huge parts of the city were flooded and doubtless the American authorities will be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself with Hurricane Irene.