Irene Slams Into East Coast

Ocean City, Maryland Prepares For Hurricane Irene To Pass Coast
Ocean City, Maryland Prepares For Hurricane Irene To Pass Coast
<> on August 27, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland.
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
<> on August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Ocean City, Maryland Prepares For Hurricane Irene To Pass Coast
Ocean City, Maryland Prepares For Hurricane Irene To Pass Coast
<> on August 27, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland.
Ocean City, Maryland Prepares For Hurricane Irene To Pass Coast
Ocean City, Maryland Prepares For Hurricane Irene To Pass Coast
<> on August 27, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland.
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Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Waves churned up by Hurricane Irene slam into shore August 26, 2011 in Kill Deveil Hills, North Carolina. Dare County, which is situated along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has been evacuated. The eye of the hurricane is expected to pass over the area later today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Palm trees blow in the wind in Kill Devi
Palm trees blow in the wind in Kill Devi
Palm trees blow in the wind in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. .AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: An American flag flying outside a hotel is shredded by wind and rain from Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The eye of the hurricane is expected to hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, around mid-day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Long Island Residents Prepare For Direct Hit From Hurricane Irene
Long Island Residents Prepare For Direct Hit From Hurricane Irene
<> on August 27, 2011 in Riverhead, New York.
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
<> on August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Residents shield themselves from blowing sand and rain as they look over the beach during Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Hurricane Irene hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, as a category one hurricane around mid-day today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States.
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New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
Caption: NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People bicycle through light rain in Central Park in Manhattan, outside of the evacuation zone, on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas who are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene.
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DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
Caption: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States.
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Ocean City, Md. Prepares For Hurricane Irene To Pass Coast
OCEAN CITY, MD - AUGUST 27: Frank Fumich who did not evacuate, is hit with sand and heavy wind from Hurricane Irene, on August 27, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland. The state of Maryland has declared a state of emergency as heavy winds and surf from Hurricane Irene approaches the coast.
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DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital during a pouring rain and driving wind in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States.
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Long Island Residents Prepare For Direct Hit From Hurricane Irene
WESTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 27: Rich Capria (L) and Dylan Gatto place plywood on a stores windows as they try to secure it against the winds of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Westhampton, New York. Irene is moving through North Carolina and is expected to arrive in the New York area on Sunday.
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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Long Island Residents Prepare For Direct Hit From Hurricane Irene
WESTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 27: Plywood covering a businesses windows are full of colorful expressions as the store is secured against the winds of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Westhampton, New York. Irene is moving through North Carolina and is expected to arrive in the New York area on Sunday.
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New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A liquor store front is covered in plastic and sandbags along South Street Seaport ahead of the deadline for mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Irene in Battery Park City August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the hurricane.
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Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Caption: KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Faith Ann Mazik, 8, shields herself from the storm as she checks out Kitty Hawk Bay in Albemarie Sound during Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Hurricane Irene hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, as a Category 1 hurricane around mid-day today.
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Hurricane Irene Slams East Coast
Hurricane Irene Slams East Coast
Cindy Wynn's daughter had to be evacuated from her dorm-- trees down on campus, power lines down, roof damage to her dorm and lots of rain coming through.
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