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New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch meets with officials

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch meets with officials from the state's Department of Transportation on the Kancamagus Highway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Lincoln, N.H. Photo Credit: AP

Latest photos of Irene's aftermath, up and down the East Coast.

First responders work on cleaning up the damage
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First responders work on cleaning up the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in Prattsville, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2011)

Pam Young talks about how the flood waters
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Pam Young talks about how the flood waters from of Tropical Storm Irene and how she and her two sons had to be rescued from their home on County Rt.7 in Prattsville, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2011)

Pat Richard tries to make her way along
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Pat Richard tries to make her way along what remains of East Beach Road in Westport, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with first
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with first responders while surveying the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in Prattsville, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

Don Fielder surveys his storm-ravaged home in Stockbridge,
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Don Fielder surveys his storm-ravaged home in Stockbridge, Vt., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch meets with officials
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New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch meets with officials from the state's Department of Transportation on the Kancamagus Highway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Lincoln, N.H.

A tree lies fallen among rubble near a
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A tree lies fallen among rubble near a home outside Killington, Vermont, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Across Vermont, rescuers were still attempting to help flooded-out communities by any means at hand in the aftermath of damage from Hurricane Irene. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

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A United States flag hangs near a washed-out section of US 4 in Killington, Vt, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

Residents view the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene
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Residents view the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene near a washed-out section of US 4 in Killington, Vt., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

Dislodged pavement is seen near a washed-out section
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Dislodged pavement is seen near a washed-out section of US 4 in Killington, Vt, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette looks at a
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Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette looks at a collapsed bridge on Route 9 in Woodford, Vt. on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

Damage from the Winooski River lines Winooski Street
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Damage from the Winooski River lines Winooski Street in Waterbury, Vt., in the wake of tropical storm Irene on Monday, August 29, 2011.

Firefighter Mandy Drake clears a storm drain in
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Firefighter Mandy Drake clears a storm drain in front of the fire department in Waterbury, Vt., in the wake of tropical storm Irene on Monday, August 29, 2011.

A recreational trailer lies upside down on a
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A recreational trailer lies upside down on a riverbank in Berlin, Vt., Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, after it was washed away by flash flooding following heavy rains from Tropical Storm Irene.

A tree brought down by Hurricane Irene uproots
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A tree brought down by Hurricane Irene uproots a sidewalk and blocks a neighborhood street on August 29, 2011 in Manasquan, New Jersey.

A pile of debris lies against a bridge
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A pile of debris lies against a bridge along state Route 73 due to flooding on the West Branch of the AuSable River from the effects of Tropical Storm Irene, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Residents watch as floodwaters from Hurricane Irene stream
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Residents watch as floodwaters from Hurricane Irene stream down Vineyard Avenue in Highland, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2011)

People walk through the blowing rain and sand
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People walk through the blowing rain and sand as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A resident watches as floodwaters from Hurricane Irene
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A resident watches as floodwaters from Hurricane Irene stream down Vineyard Avenue in Highland. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A security guard hangs on the door of
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A security guard hangs on the door of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's SUV in the middle of a flooded street in Margaretville, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Noble Middle School principal Wade Smith walks the
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Noble Middle School principal Wade Smith walks the hallways of his school in Wilmington, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2011)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nancy Zakhary
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nancy Zakhary of Brooklyn wades through flood waters filling the intersection of Main St and Plymouth St in Dumbo Brooklyn as Hurricane Irene reaches the New York City Area on August 28, 2011 in New York City. Hurricane Irene hit New York as a Category 1 storm before being downgraded to a tropical storm. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Abandoned beach front houses are surrounded by rising
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Abandoned beach front houses are surrounded by rising water as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A deer is seen in floodwaters in the
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A deer is seen in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Lincoln Park, N.J. Rivers and creeks surged toward potentially record levels as Irene, just the third hurricane to come ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years, charged to the north, leaving behind a mess and a sense that the state got off relatively easy. (Aug. 28, 2011)

The Stumpy Point Congregational Holiness Church is shown
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The Stumpy Point Congregational Holiness Church is shown surrounded by water following the effects of Hurricane Irene in Stumpy Point, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A flooded road is seen in Hatteras Island,
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A flooded road is seen in Hatteras Island, N.C. after Hurricane Irene swept through the area, cutting the roadway in five locations. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A flooded road is seen in Hatteras Island,
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A flooded road is seen in Hatteras Island, N.C. after Hurricane Irene swept through the area, cutting the roadway in five locations. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A man tries to hail a cab on
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A man tries to hail a cab on deserted Wall Street in New York. Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with winds as strong as 115 mph (185 kph) and pounding shoreline homes with waves. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A flooded walkway at the southern part of
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A flooded walkway at the southern part of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan in New York Sunday. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Flood debris litters the street as residents survey
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Flood debris litters the street as residents survey damage to their neighborhood from Hurricane Irene Sunday in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Grand Street and West Broadway in Soho are
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Grand Street and West Broadway in Soho are flooded Sunday. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Flood debris litters the street as residents survey
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Flood debris litters the street as residents survey damage to their neighborhood from Hurricane Irene Sunday in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A resident rides his scooter through flood water,
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A resident rides his scooter through flood water, left behind in the wake of Hurricane Irene Sunday in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Boats sit on their moorings and ride the
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Boats sit on their moorings and ride the waves from Hurricane Irene near City Island Sunday in the Bronx. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Beachgoers look at a dead sea turtle that
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Beachgoers look at a dead sea turtle that washed up on the beach in Ventor City, N.J. Sunday after Hurricane Irene hit. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Times Square is seen during Hurricane Irene in
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Times Square is seen during Hurricane Irene in New York on Sunday. (Aug. 28, 2011)

The New York Stock Exchange is shown early
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The New York Stock Exchange is shown early Sunday in New York. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Large waves from Hurricane Irene pound the Ocean
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Large waves from Hurricane Irene pound the Ocean City pier Sunday in Ocean City, Maryland. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A man walks in Times Square as Hurricane
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A man walks in Times Square as Hurricane Irene arrives in New York, on Sunday. (Aug. 28, 2011)

A person makes his way in the rain
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A person makes his way in the rain in Times Square in New York on Sunday as Hurricane Irene hits the city. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Times Square is seen through a taxi cab
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Times Square is seen through a taxi cab windshield as Hurricane Irene arrives in New York Sunday. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Trees blow in a gust of wind, early
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Trees blow in a gust of wind, early Sunday, in Manhattan as Hurricane Irene approaches the region. Irene has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage along a densely populated arc that includes Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and beyond. At least 65 million people could be affected. (Aug. 28, 2011)

The New York City skyline is seen under
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The New York City skyline is seen under clouds as Hurricane Irene approaches the region early Sunday. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Storm surges from a looming Hurricane Irene begin
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Storm surges from a looming Hurricane Irene begin flooding the docks in Babylon Village. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A NOAA satellite image taken early Sunday morning
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A NOAA satellite image taken early Sunday morning shows Hurricane Irene over the Northeast. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A man crosses an empty Times Square in
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A man crosses an empty Times Square in Manhattan late Saturday as Hurricane Irene approached the region. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Two men paddle a boat down a street
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Two men paddle a boat down a street flooded by Hurricane Irene in Manteo, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

People take refuge at Middle School 4 after
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People take refuge at Middle School 4 after evacuations occurred in Jersey City, N.J. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Firefighters wade through floodwater as they respond to
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Firefighters wade through floodwater as they respond to a call of a gas leak during in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A truck makes its way through floodwater as
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A truck makes its way through floodwater as storm surge from Hurricane Irene begins to make it way on shore in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

The lower Manhattan skyline is seen behind a
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The lower Manhattan skyline is seen behind a sign announcing the closure of Brooklyn Bridge park in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn. (Aug. 27, 2011)

People walk through the blowing rain and sand
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People walk through the blowing rain and sand as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A line worker with South Carolina Electric and
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A line worker with South Carolina Electric and Gas repairs a power pole that was snapped by the first wind and rain from Hurricane Irene, blocking the only way in and out of Folly Beach in Charleston, S.C. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Residents stand on a pier after Hurricane Irene
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Residents stand on a pier after Hurricane Irene pulled all the water away and into the Albemarle Sound on the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Officials and staff monitor the status of Hurricane
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Officials and staff monitor the status of Hurricane Irene at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Yve Morris, 21, from Nags Head, braves the
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Yve Morris, 21, from Nags Head, braves the blowing sand as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A family walks on the National Mall as
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A family walks on the National Mall as Hurricane Irene approaches the mid-Atlantic states. (Aug. 27, 2011)

John Lepore tapes up the office window of
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John Lepore tapes up the office window of his Allstate Insurance agency that is located between the beach and a bay as he prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Rockaway Park. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Dr. Steven Epstein, a podiatrist and lifelong resident
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Dr. Steven Epstein, a podiatrist and lifelong resident of Rockaway Park, fills a few sandbags to protect the front door of his business as he prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. (Aug. 27, 2011)

President Barack Obama, second from right, receives an
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President Barack Obama, second from right, receives an update on the status of Hurricane Irene as it moves up the Eastern Saeboard at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington. (Aug. 27, 2011)

People venture onto the beach in the blowing
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People venture onto the beach in the blowing sand and rain as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A man walks the wind and rain on
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A man walks the wind and rain on the beach as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A New York taxi cab drives through a
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A New York taxi cab drives through a puddle in Manhattan, on as Hurricane Irene heads up the East Coast. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Marcos Dorates tapes up a window of a
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Marcos Dorates tapes up a window of a restaurant in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Manhattan. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Hurricane Irene evacuees gather outside of the of
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Hurricane Irene evacuees gather outside of the of the Sun Center in Trenton, N.J. (Aug. 27, 2011)

People wait at Penn Station in New York,
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People wait at Penn Station in New York, where they limited transportation due to Hurricane Irene early on Saturday. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Leslie Kilcrease, left, and Richard Rendon, of Austin,
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Leslie Kilcrease, left, and Richard Rendon, of Austin, Texas walk on the National Mall in Washington as Hurricane Irene approaches the nation's capital. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Sandbags line drains along 8th Avenue in New
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Sandbags line drains along 8th Avenue in New York in preparation for Hurricane Irene in New York. (Aug. 27, 2011)

The York Street station agent tapes up the
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The York Street station agent tapes up the entrance to the F train after the last train left the station in the Dumbo neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Workers outside the Tropicana Casino and Resort in
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Workers outside the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City NJ remove beach umbrellas and chairs from a beachfront storage shed on Friday Aug. 26, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approached the gambling resort.

The NYPD security booth at the York Street
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The NYPD security booth at the York Street station of the F train is empty as passengers enter and exit the last train to run in the station in the Dumbo neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Workers unload sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Irene
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Workers unload sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Manhattan's Battery Park City in New York City. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Pedestrians struggle with their umbrellas in front of
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Pedestrians struggle with their umbrellas in front of the White House as the wind and rain from Hurricane Irene reaches Washington. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Visitors play in the wind as Hurricane Irene
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Visitors play in the wind as Hurricane Irene passes through Virginia Beach, Va. Saturday. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A couple of men jump the tape at
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A couple of men jump the tape at the entrance of the York Street station of the F train after the last train left the station in the Dumbo neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A boarded up restaurant is seen behind palm
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A boarded up restaurant is seen behind palm trees as they bend in the strong winds on the Outer Banks in Duck, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A vehicle avoids a downed utility pole on
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A vehicle avoids a downed utility pole on Woodlawn St. as Hurricane Irene hits Greenville, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2011)

A man walks his dog past a closed
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A man walks his dog past a closed lifeguard station in Atlantic Beach, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Storm clouds loom over the Brooklyn bridge and
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Storm clouds loom over the Brooklyn bridge and lower Manhattan as Hurricane Irene approaches. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Town workers remove a parking hut near the
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Town workers remove a parking hut near the beach in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Workers at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, which
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Workers at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, which is situated next to the Schuylkill river, carry pump equipment as they prepare for Hurricane Irene in Philadelphia, Saturday Aug. 27, 2011. Residents in rain-soaked Philadelphia and other areas of eastern Pennsylvania braced for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, stocking up on supplies and securing their properties, as officials declared a state of emergency, called out the National Guard and readied emergency shelters. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

A sand sculpture depicting Noah's Ark is seen
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A sand sculpture depicting Noah's Ark is seen in front of waves crashing onto a beach in Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the Maryland coast. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

An American flag flying outside a hotel is
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An American flag flying outside a hotel is shredded by wind and rain from Hurricane Irene in Kill Devil Hills, NC. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Police walk through an area which is under
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Police walk through an area which is under mandatory evacuation orders in the Rockaways in preparation for hurricane Irene. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Debbie Austin gets off her boat as winds
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Debbie Austin gets off her boat as winds and high tides from approaching Hurricane Irene start hit the area ofOcean City, Md. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Debbie Austin and her husband Don Austin walk
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Debbie Austin and her husband Don Austin walk away from their boat as winds and high tides from approaching Hurricane Irene start hit the area of Ocean City, Maryland. (Aug. 27, 2011)

People line up with their luggage as they
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People line up with their luggage as they wait to enter a temporary shelter in New York as Hurricane Irene approaches. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Palm trees sway in the havy wind on
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Palm trees sway in the havy wind on a beach in Ocean City, Md., as Hurricane Irene heads toward the Maryland coast. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Charlie Norman secures his rowboat at Anchorage Marina
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Charlie Norman secures his rowboat at Anchorage Marina before the arrival of Hurricane Irene. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Residents of Sentara Nursing Center- Currituck are leaving,
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Residents of Sentara Nursing Center- Currituck are leaving, in response to a mandatory evacuation order in Barco, N.C., as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast. Most of the residents will be moved to other Sentara Life Care facilities in Hampton Roads, Va. (Aug. 26, 2011)

People take sandbags off a truck as residents
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People take sandbags off a truck as residents prepare for Hurricane Irene in Annapolis, Md. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Hurricane specialist Dan Brown reviews the track and
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Hurricane specialist Dan Brown reviews the track and intensity of Hurricane Irene at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Residents of Sentara Nursing Center- Currituck leave in
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Residents of Sentara Nursing Center- Currituck leave in response to a mandatory evacuation order in Barco, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Rob Melby stacks sandbags by the doors to
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Rob Melby stacks sandbags by the doors to his business in Atlantic Beach, N.C., as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Sentara Nursing Center - Currituck resident J.T Campbell,
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Sentara Nursing Center - Currituck resident J.T Campbell, second from right, waits to leave after a mandatory evacuation order in Barco, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Rob Melby makes sandbags to protect his business
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Rob Melby makes sandbags to protect his business in Atlantic Beach, N.C., as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast. (Aug. 25, 2011)

Traffic heads north on the Garden State Parkway
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Traffic heads north on the Garden State Parkway across the Great Egg Harbor Bay Inlet Bridge near Ocean City, N.J., as much of the Jersey shore evacuates inland ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Brian Young and Jennifer Bragaw install hurricane shutters
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Brian Young and Jennifer Bragaw install hurricane shutters at Bragaw's home in Topsail Beach, N.C., as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast. (Aug. 26, 2011)

People take sandbags off a truck as residents
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People take sandbags off a truck as residents prepare for Hurricane Irene in Annapolis, Md. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Utility workers stage in Middle River, Md., in
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Utility workers stage in Middle River, Md., in preparation for Hurricane Irene. (Aug. 26, 2011)

People buy generators and plywood boards as they
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People buy generators and plywood boards as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Kitty Hawk, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2011)

In advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene,
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In advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene, Shellfish Constable Danielle Ewart releases adult scallops back into the wild in Lagoon Pond, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., which is on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Sentara Nursing Center - Currituck resident J.T Campbell,
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Sentara Nursing Center - Currituck resident J.T Campbell, left, leaves in response to a mandatory evacuation order in Barco, N.C., Aug. 26, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast. Most of the residents will be moved to other Sentara Life Care facilities in Hampton Roads, Va.

Sandbridge resident Sonny Latulipe fills sandbags in preparation
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Sandbridge resident Sonny Latulipe fills sandbags in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Virginia Beach, Va. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Private ambulances prepare to transport of patients from
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Private ambulances prepare to transport of patients from Coney Island Hospital as evacuations begin in low-lying parts of New York. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Ambulances wait to evacuate patients at Coney Island
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Ambulances wait to evacuate patients at Coney Island Hospital due to the impending Hurricane Irene, which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday or early Sunday. (Aug. 26, 2011)

Isabella Lugli braces herself as a wave bursts
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Isabella Lugli braces herself as a wave bursts onto a pier at the Boynton Beach inlet in Boynton Beach, Fla. (August 25, 2011)

Signs are seen on a boarded-up restaurant reading
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Signs are seen on a boarded-up restaurant reading in Kill Devil Hills in the North Carolina Outerbanks ahead of the expected landfall in the area of Hurricane Irene. North Carolina declared a state of emergency as it braced for powerful Hurricane Irene, with a county ordering thousands of residents to evacuate. (August 25, 2011)

A surfer paddles out to catch a wave
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A surfer paddles out to catch a wave as the surf begins to pick up in front of Hurricane Irene in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Dare County, which includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of tourists and residents as Hurricane Irene strengthens and moves closer to the area. (August 26, 2011)

Jake Overton, right, and Jay Overton, second right,
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Jake Overton, right, and Jay Overton, second right, fill sand bags in front of an open store with boarded up windows in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Nags Head, N.C., on North Carolina's Outer Banks. (August 26, 2011)

A surfer heads out into the water as
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A surfer heads out into the water as the waves begin to pick up in front of Hurricane Irene in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Dare County, which includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of tourists and residents as Hurricane Irene strengthens and moves closer to the area. The eye of the hurricane is expected to pass over Dare County tomorrow afternoon. (August 26, 2011)

Quinn Weiss, 9, ate her dinner on a
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Quinn Weiss, 9, ate her dinner on a pile of charcoal while she and her father Marck Weiss, left, and mother Darcy Weiss waiting on line for generators at the Home Depot on Military Highway in Norfolk, Va. in advance of Hurricane Irene. (August 25, 2011)

Sport utility vehicles pulling pleasure boats drive in
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Sport utility vehicles pulling pleasure boats drive in lines of traffic headed north on the Garden State Parkway across the Great Egg Harbor Bay Inlet Bridge near Ocean City, N.J., as much of the Jersey shore evacuates inland ahead of Hurricane Irene. (August 26, 2011)

Chris Pittman (L) and Frank Eckel of Villas,
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Chris Pittman (L) and Frank Eckel of Villas, New Jersey board up a store front on the historic Washington Mall in preparation for Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in Cape May, New Jersey. The Cape May Department of Emergency Management ordered the evacuation of all residents and visitors of Cape May County in anticipation of a direct hit by Hurricane Irene. (August 26, 2011)

A sign saying
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A sign saying "Go Away Irene!" is spray painted on a baorded up storefront in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Cape May, New Jersey. The Cape May Department of Emergency Management ordered the evacuation of all residents and visitors of Cape May County in anticipation of a direct hit by Hurricane Irene. (August 26, 2011)

Residents watch the water outside their home in
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Residents watch the water outside their home in the Moscu neighborhood of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic of an overflowed river after the passing of Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010.

A downed tree is shown in front of
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A downed tree is shown in front of the St. Matthews Anglican Church in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Nassau, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

Hurricane Irene in an image made by the
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Hurricane Irene in an image made by the GOES-east satellite and provided by NOAA on Aug. 26, 2011.

A highway sign warns visitors they need to
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A highway sign warns visitors they need to evacuate Dare County in front of Hurricane Irene August 25, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Dare County, which includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of an estimated 150,000 tourists.

With a mandatory visitor evacuation in place with
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With a mandatory visitor evacuation in place with approaching Hurricane Irene, cars drive north on Highway 12 on Pea Island, N.C., in North Carolina's Outer Banks, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

Donnie Melby cuts plywood to cover the windows
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Donnie Melby cuts plywood to cover the windows to his business in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast.

Kiel Murphy, left, helps his father, Bill Brightbill,
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Kiel Murphy, left, helps his father, Bill Brightbill, place boards over windows at Surfside Casuals in Nags Head, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

This NOAA GOES-East satellite infrared image was taken
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This NOAA GOES-East satellite infrared image was taken on August 24, 2011 at 1315z.

Senior Hurricane Specialist Daniel Brown studies computer models
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Senior Hurricane Specialist Daniel Brown studies computer models as he tracks Hurricane Irene at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Jamie Rhome, storm surge specialist, studies a computer
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Jamie Rhome, storm surge specialist, studies a computer at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (Aug. 24, 2011)

People use umbrellas as the outer bands of
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People use umbrellas as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba. (Aug. 24, 2011)

People observe the sea as the outer bands
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People observe the sea as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Trevor Thompson, left, and Deangelo Fines measure wood
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Trevor Thompson, left, and Deangelo Fines measure wood before boarding up store windows in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Business owner Brian Nottage boards up his store's
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Business owner Brian Nottage boards up his store's windows in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

A man walks by the sea wall as
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A man walks by the sea wall as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Water from waves that crashed over the barrier
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Water from waves that crashed over the barrier wall fill a street as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

A driver guides his horse drawn carriage where
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A driver guides his horse drawn carriage where his passengers are protected from the rain with plastic as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Customer Joe Outten selects a generator as area
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Customer Joe Outten selects a generator as area residents stock up on supplies at Home Depot in preparation for Hurricane Irene Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011 in Wilmington, N.C. Hurricane Irene strengthened to a major Category 3 storm over the Bahamas on Wednesday with the East Coast in its sights. (AP Photo/Star-News, Paul Stephen) NO SALES, NO MAGS, INTERNET OUT

Generators are put out for sale at a
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Generators are put out for sale at a Home Depot in Wilmington, N.C. (Aug. 24, 2011)

A resident rides a horse through a flooded
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A resident rides a horse through a flooded neighborhood after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Nagua on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. (Aug. 23, 2011)

Henry Paul stretches before taking a swim in
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Henry Paul stretches before taking a swim in Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, before the arrival of Hurricane Irene. (Aug. 24, 2011)

A child walks at a beach covered by
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A child walks at a beach covered by debris after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Nagua, in the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. (Aug. 23, 2011)

Marco Utseri, of Rome, Italy, center, rests while
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Marco Utseri, of Rome, Italy, center, rests while waiting in line at Bahamas Air at the Lynden Pindiling International Airport in Nassau, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. Tourists waited in long lines as the airport is expected to close due to Hurricane Irene. (Aug. 24, 2011)

A ferry from Ocracoke Island delivers passengers to
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A ferry from Ocracoke Island delivers passengers to Hatteras, N.C. A visitor evacuation is underway on Ocracoke Island as Hurricane Irene approaches the Carolinas and the East Coast. (Aug. 24, 2011)

A ferry from from Ocracoke Island delivers passengers
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A ferry from from Ocracoke Island delivers passengers in Hatteras, N.C. A visitor evacuation is underway on Ocracoke Island as Hurricane Irene approaches the Carolinas and the East Coast. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Jay Coleman fills up spare gasoline containers at
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Jay Coleman fills up spare gasoline containers at Costco in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2011)

Graphic shows the current location of Hurricane Irene.
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Graphic shows the current location of Hurricane Irene.

This is the Weather Underground forecast for Thursday,
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This is the Weather Underground forecast for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Hurricane Irene passes east of Florida, as it continues northward toward the Carolinas. Meanwhile, another front moves off the Rockies, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

An image released by the NOAA made from
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An image released by the NOAA made from the GEOS East satellite shows Hurricane Irene on Aug. 23, 2011 as it passes over Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The storm is on a track that could see it reach the U.S. Southeast as a major storm by the end of the week.

Graphic shows the current location of Hurricane Irene.
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Graphic shows the current location of Hurricane Irene.

A fisherman casts his line into the sea
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A fisherman casts his line into the sea at Havana's bay in Cuba. Hurricane Irene left behind a mess of downed trees and flooded streets in Puerto Rico as the storm headed out over warm ocean water on a path that could take it to Cuba by Wednesday and to the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. (Aug. 23, 2011)

Residents cut a tree trunk while cleaning a
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Residents cut a tree trunk while cleaning a beach from debris after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Nagua, in the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. (Aug. 22, 2011)

A pier is seen after Hurricane Irene hit
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A pier is seen after Hurricane Irene hit the area in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. (Aug. 22, 2011)

A resident watches the sea surge at a
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A resident watches the sea surge at a beach covered by debris after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Nagua, in the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. (Aug. 23, 2011)

Director at the National Hurricane Center Bill Read
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Director at the National Hurricane Center Bill Read reviews the track and intensity of Hurricane Irene in Miami. (Aug. 23, 2011)

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