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In the path of Irene

<p>A boat sits in a fence after being washed out by Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 28, 2011. 


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A boat sits in a fence after being washed out by Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

A boat sits in a fence after being washed out by Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>A rainbow appears over a building as sand is blown down Long Beach Park as the sun sets and the sky clears from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York, August 28, 2011. 

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A rainbow appears over a building as sand is blown down Long Beach Park as the sun sets and the sky clears from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A rainbow appears over a building as sand is blown down Long Beach Park as the sun sets and the sky clears from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Residents walk along Highway 12, the main road that connects Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the main land which was destroyed by Hurricane Irene in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 28, 2011. 

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Residents walk along Highway 12, the main road that connects Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the main land which was destroyed by Hurricane Irene in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Residents walk along Highway 12, the main road that connects Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the main land which was destroyed by Hurricane Irene in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>Rapidly rising floodwaters fill a neighborhood in the South Ward district of Trenton, N.J. because of rain from Hurricane Irene, August 28, 2011. 

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Rapidly rising floodwaters fill a neighborhood in the South Ward district of Trenton, N.J. because of rain from Hurricane Irene, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

Rapidly rising floodwaters fill a neighborhood in the South Ward district of Trenton, N.J. because of rain from Hurricane Irene, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>After checking on his family's home, Henry Walker (R) plays around with friends Keron Roundtree (L) and Barry Gurley (C) as rapidly rising floodwaters covered in leaking kerosene fill a neighborhood in the South Ward district of Trenton, N.J. because of rain from Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

After checking on his family's home, Henry Walker (R) plays around with friends Keron Roundtree (L) and Barry Gurley (C) as rapidly rising floodwaters covered in leaking kerosene fill a neighborhood in the South Ward district of Trenton, N.J. because...more

After checking on his family's home, Henry Walker (R) plays around with friends Keron Roundtree (L) and Barry Gurley (C) as rapidly rising floodwaters covered in leaking kerosene fill a neighborhood in the South Ward district of Trenton, N.J. because of rain from Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>A "No Trespassing" sign hangs on a beached sailboat after it washed ashore in Hampton Bays, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A "No Trespassing" sign hangs on a beached sailboat after it washed ashore in Hampton Bays, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A "No Trespassing" sign hangs on a beached sailboat after it washed ashore in Hampton Bays, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A woman carries her dog in a flooded street in Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kena Betancur </p>

A woman carries her dog in a flooded street in Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

A woman carries her dog in a flooded street in Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

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<p>Beach goers pass by the North beach camp ground as a trailer sits on the beach after being washed out by Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 28, 2011. 

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Beach goers pass by the North beach camp ground as a trailer sits on the beach after being washed out by Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Beach goers pass by the North beach camp ground as a trailer sits on the beach after being washed out by Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>Residents inspect fallen power lines in Hampton Bays, New York August 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Residents inspect fallen power lines in Hampton Bays, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Residents inspect fallen power lines in Hampton Bays, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A man stands in the center of a nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Manhattan as Hurricane Irene closed in on the New York City area August 28, 2011.  REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A man stands in the center of a nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Manhattan as Hurricane Irene closed in on the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man stands in the center of a nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Manhattan as Hurricane Irene closed in on the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A woman rides her bicycle through a flooded street in lower Manhattan after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A woman rides her bicycle through a flooded street in lower Manhattan after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman rides her bicycle through a flooded street in lower Manhattan after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Waves and storm surge pound the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011.  REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Waves and storm surge pound the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

Waves and storm surge pound the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>A man carries his son in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz </p>

A man carries his son in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A man carries his son in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>A woman walks off the Long Beach Park beach as the sun sets and the sky clears from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A woman walks off the Long Beach Park beach as the sun sets and the sky clears from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman walks off the Long Beach Park beach as the sun sets and the sky clears from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Two men struggle against sand kicked up by high winds as they attempt to photograph the stormy ocean in Sagaponack, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Two men struggle against sand kicked up by high winds as they attempt to photograph the stormy ocean in Sagaponack, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Two men struggle against sand kicked up by high winds as they attempt to photograph the stormy ocean in Sagaponack, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Patrons of the Mad River bar watch as the flooded Schuylkill River covers Main Street, in Manayunk, a suburb of Philadelphia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed (</p>

Patrons of the Mad River bar watch as the flooded Schuylkill River covers Main Street, in Manayunk, a suburb of Philadelphia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed (

Patrons of the Mad River bar watch as the flooded Schuylkill River covers Main Street, in Manayunk, a suburb of Philadelphia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed (

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<p>Residents use kayaks to navigate a flooded street in Southampton, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Residents use kayaks to navigate a flooded street in Southampton, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Residents use kayaks to navigate a flooded street in Southampton, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A woman talks on her phone as she surveys the damage from Tropical Storm Irene along the boardwalk in the Rockaway beach section of Queens, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

A woman talks on her phone as she surveys the damage from Tropical Storm Irene along the boardwalk in the Rockaway beach section of Queens, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A woman talks on her phone as she surveys the damage from Tropical Storm Irene along the boardwalk in the Rockaway beach section of Queens, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Joseph Ayala (L) uses a broom to clear the grates on his street after Tropical Storm Irene passed through in the Rockaway beach section of Queens, New York August 28, 2011.  REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Joseph Ayala (L) uses a broom to clear the grates on his street after Tropical Storm Irene passed through in the Rockaway beach section of Queens, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Joseph Ayala (L) uses a broom to clear the grates on his street after Tropical Storm Irene passed through in the Rockaway beach section of Queens, New York August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>A tree limb lies on the ground in front of the U.S. Capitol the morning after Hurricane Irene passed by Washington August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers </p>

A tree limb lies on the ground in front of the U.S. Capitol the morning after Hurricane Irene passed by Washington August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers

A tree limb lies on the ground in front of the U.S. Capitol the morning after Hurricane Irene passed by Washington August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers

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<p>River debris is seen washed up along the Alexandria shore the morning after Hurricane Irene passed by Washington D.C. in Alexandria, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Benjamin J. Myers</p>

River debris is seen washed up along the Alexandria shore the morning after Hurricane Irene passed by Washington D.C. in Alexandria, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Benjamin J. Myers

River debris is seen washed up along the Alexandria shore the morning after Hurricane Irene passed by Washington D.C. in Alexandria, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Benjamin J. Myers

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<p>American-Russian Andre Kozlov, 38, walks through his flooded basement after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz </p>

American-Russian Andre Kozlov, 38, walks through his flooded basement after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

American-Russian Andre Kozlov, 38, walks through his flooded basement after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>Bob Bianchini an engineer from the public works department, out for a safety inspection, is slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, N.J., August 28, 2011.  REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Bob Bianchini an engineer from the public works department, out for a safety inspection, is slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, N.J., August 28, 2011. ...more

Bob Bianchini an engineer from the public works department, out for a safety inspection, is slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, N.J., August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>The National Guard patrol the board walk after Hurricane Irene passed through, in Ocean City, Maryland, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

The National Guard patrol the board walk after Hurricane Irene passed through, in Ocean City, Maryland, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

The National Guard patrol the board walk after Hurricane Irene passed through, in Ocean City, Maryland, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Sand covers the board walk after Hurricane Irene passed through in Ocean City, Maryland August 28, 2011.  REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

Sand covers the board walk after Hurricane Irene passed through in Ocean City, Maryland August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Sand covers the board walk after Hurricane Irene passed through in Ocean City, Maryland August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Brian Grant (L) and Bob Bianchini, engineers from the public works department out for a safety inspection, are slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Brian Grant (L) and Bob Bianchini, engineers from the public works department out for a safety inspection, are slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey,...more

Brian Grant (L) and Bob Bianchini, engineers from the public works department out for a safety inspection, are slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly walks the waterfront at Battery park in Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011.  REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly walks the waterfront at Battery park in Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly walks the waterfront at Battery park in Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>People look at a car in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz </p>

People look at a car in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People look at a car in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>A pedestrian walks through a flooded street at Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz </p>

A pedestrian walks through a flooded street at Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A pedestrian walks through a flooded street at Hoboken, New Jersey August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>A beach ball sits idle near the seawall at New York City's Battery Park with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty beyond after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A beach ball sits idle near the seawall at New York City's Battery Park with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty beyond after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A beach ball sits idle near the seawall at New York City's Battery Park with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty beyond after Hurricane Irene passed over the New York City area August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Hampstead, N.C. residents Hayden Brunner (R) and Elena Olszewski walk next to the damage at the Atlantic Food Mart in Surf City, August 27, 2011. 

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Hampstead, N.C. residents Hayden Brunner (R) and Elena Olszewski walk next to the damage at the Atlantic Food Mart in Surf City, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Hampstead, N.C. residents Hayden Brunner (R) and Elena Olszewski walk next to the damage at the Atlantic Food Mart in Surf City, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

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<p>A police car passes the wreckage where an 11-year-old boy died when he was pinned under a large tree that fell onto his apartment building during Hurricane Irene in Newport News, Virginia, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Celano </p>

A police car passes the wreckage where an 11-year-old boy died when he was pinned under a large tree that fell onto his apartment building during Hurricane Irene in Newport News, Virginia, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Celano

A police car passes the wreckage where an 11-year-old boy died when he was pinned under a large tree that fell onto his apartment building during Hurricane Irene in Newport News, Virginia, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Celano

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<p>A man slides in the puddles from the rain of Hurricane Irene in New York's Times Square, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

A man slides in the puddles from the rain of Hurricane Irene in New York's Times Square, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A man slides in the puddles from the rain of Hurricane Irene in New York's Times Square, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Pool lounge chairs are stored in the pool during Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

Pool lounge chairs are stored in the pool during Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Pool lounge chairs are stored in the pool during Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Waves sweep over a beached sailboat in Bogue Sound as the backside of Hurricane Irene comes ashore near Morehead City, North Carolina, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius </p>

Waves sweep over a beached sailboat in Bogue Sound as the backside of Hurricane Irene comes ashore near Morehead City, North Carolina, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Waves sweep over a beached sailboat in Bogue Sound as the backside of Hurricane Irene comes ashore near Morehead City, North Carolina, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

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<p>A truck drives through flooded road as Hurricane Irene hits Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 27, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana </p>

A truck drives through flooded road as Hurricane Irene hits Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

A truck drives through flooded road as Hurricane Irene hits Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>A woman and her son cross through New York's Times Square as the rain from Hurricane Irene begins to fall, August 27, 2011.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

A woman and her son cross through New York's Times Square as the rain from Hurricane Irene begins to fall, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A woman and her son cross through New York's Times Square as the rain from Hurricane Irene begins to fall, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits, August 27, 2011. 
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A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Peter Jones

A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Peter Jones

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<p>A man checks the exterior of a boarded up business affected by the early effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

A man checks the exterior of a boarded up business affected by the early effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

A man checks the exterior of a boarded up business affected by the early effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>A pedestrian crosses an open area as Hurricane Irene passes through Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill </p>

A pedestrian crosses an open area as Hurricane Irene passes through Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A pedestrian crosses an open area as Hurricane Irene passes through Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

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<p>An employee boards up the windows of a store in Amagansett, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

An employee boards up the windows of a store in Amagansett, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

An employee boards up the windows of a store in Amagansett, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>The roof of an ocean front house is destroyed by strong winds from Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana </p>

The roof of an ocean front house is destroyed by strong winds from Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

The roof of an ocean front house is destroyed by strong winds from Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>With storm clouds looming in the background, Charlotte residents Mark and Denise Flanders and daughter Verity enjoy their vacation on the east end of Ocean Isle Beach in southeastern North Carolina, August 24, 2011.

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With storm clouds looming in the background, Charlotte residents Mark and Denise Flanders and daughter Verity enjoy their vacation on the east end of Ocean Isle Beach in southeastern North Carolina, August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

With storm clouds looming in the background, Charlotte residents Mark and Denise Flanders and daughter Verity enjoy their vacation on the east end of Ocean Isle Beach in southeastern North Carolina, August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

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<p>Pedestrians pass sandbags used to control possible floods at downtown Manhattan in New York August 26, 2011.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz </p>

Pedestrians pass sandbags used to control possible floods at downtown Manhattan in New York August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Pedestrians pass sandbags used to control possible floods at downtown Manhattan in New York August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>Rhiannon Shaw, 9, and her friend Lizzie Broadfoot, 7, huddle together while checking out the beach, August 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene passes through Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill </p>

Rhiannon Shaw, 9, and her friend Lizzie Broadfoot, 7, huddle together while checking out the beach, August 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene passes through Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Rhiannon Shaw, 9, and her friend Lizzie Broadfoot, 7, huddle together while checking out the beach, August 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene passes through Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill

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<p>People fill sand bags on Rockaway Beach in the Bell Harbor section New York City ahead of Hurricane Irene, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

People fill sand bags on Rockaway Beach in the Bell Harbor section New York City ahead of Hurricane Irene, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People fill sand bags on Rockaway Beach in the Bell Harbor section New York City ahead of Hurricane Irene, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Hurricane Irene hits Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana</p>

Hurricane Irene hits Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Hurricane Irene hits Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>A man, evacuating Coney Island, walks up the ramp to the subway to catch the last train out ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival in the Brooklyn section of New York August 27, 2011.  REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

A man, evacuating Coney Island, walks up the ramp to the subway to catch the last train out ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival in the Brooklyn section of New York August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A man, evacuating Coney Island, walks up the ramp to the subway to catch the last train out ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival in the Brooklyn section of New York August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>An onlooker jumps off a wall after watching the early effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011.  REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

An onlooker jumps off a wall after watching the early effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

An onlooker jumps off a wall after watching the early effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>A passenger waits on the subway platform before the scheduled closing of the New York City Subway system in New York August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

A passenger waits on the subway platform before the scheduled closing of the New York City Subway system in New York August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A passenger waits on the subway platform before the scheduled closing of the New York City Subway system in New York August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Police patrols an empty boardwalk after an evacuation in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 26, 2011.  REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

Police patrols an empty boardwalk after an evacuation in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Police patrols an empty boardwalk after an evacuation in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>A beach goer photographs the storm surf from the dunes a day before the landfall of Hurricane Irene in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius </p>

A beach goer photographs the storm surf from the dunes a day before the landfall of Hurricane Irene in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A beach goer photographs the storm surf from the dunes a day before the landfall of Hurricane Irene in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

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<p>Shoppers stock up on bottled water at a Stop and Shop at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. 

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Shoppers stock up on bottled water at a Stop and Shop at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Shoppers stock up on bottled water at a Stop and Shop at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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<p>People walk on the beach in Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. 


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People walk on the beach in Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

People walk on the beach in Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>Debbie Bell loads sacks from her surf shop store into her car at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. 


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Debbie Bell loads sacks from her surf shop store into her car at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Debbie Bell loads sacks from her surf shop store into her car at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>Rachel Isaac tries to hitch a ride out of the island at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011.

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Rachel Isaac tries to hitch a ride out of the island at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Rachel Isaac tries to hitch a ride out of the island at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>Jesse Terry and his dog walk towards their train to Connecticut in New York's Grand Central Station, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

Jesse Terry and his dog walk towards their train to Connecticut in New York's Grand Central Station, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Jesse Terry and his dog walk towards their train to Connecticut in New York's Grand Central Station, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Tricia Straight and her boyfriend Steven Scovell, both of Wilmington, North Carolina, share a kiss as heavy winds and rain move in to the state from Hurricane Irene, on Wrightville Beach, NC, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill </p>

Tricia Straight and her boyfriend Steven Scovell, both of Wilmington, North Carolina, share a kiss as heavy winds and rain move in to the state from Hurricane Irene, on Wrightville Beach, NC, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Tricia Straight and her boyfriend Steven Scovell, both of Wilmington, North Carolina, share a kiss as heavy winds and rain move in to the state from Hurricane Irene, on Wrightville Beach, NC, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Randall Hill

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<p>A surfer rides the waves at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. 

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A surfer rides the waves at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

A surfer rides the waves at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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<p>Lifeguards wave as they leave the beach for the final time along the empty boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 26, 2011, before Hurricane Irene hits the U.S. East Coast. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

Lifeguards wave as they leave the beach for the final time along the empty boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 26, 2011, before Hurricane Irene hits the U.S. East Coast. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Lifeguards wave as they leave the beach for the final time along the empty boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 26, 2011, before Hurricane Irene hits the U.S. East Coast. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Lee Rogers boards up the windows of his friend's house at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 25, 2011. 

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Lee Rogers boards up the windows of his friend's house at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Lee Rogers boards up the windows of his friend's house at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>Windows are boarded in Far Rockaway, New York, August 26, 2011.  REUTERS/Allison Joyce </p>

Windows are boarded in Far Rockaway, New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Windows are boarded in Far Rockaway, New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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<p>Karlie Philips writes on the boards of her boarded home as her daughter Kylie looks on, at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 25, 2011. 

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Karlie Philips writes on the boards of her boarded home as her daughter Kylie looks on, at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Karlie Philips writes on the boards of her boarded home as her daughter Kylie looks on, at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, North Carolina, August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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<p>People are seen at the beach as a lifeguard installs a double-red warning flag as Hurricane Irene approaches, in Asbury Park, New Jersey August 26, 2011.  REUTERS/Chip East </p>

People are seen at the beach as a lifeguard installs a double-red warning flag as Hurricane Irene approaches, in Asbury Park, New Jersey August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

People are seen at the beach as a lifeguard installs a double-red warning flag as Hurricane Irene approaches, in Asbury Park, New Jersey August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>A surfer walks on the beach at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. 

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A surfer walks on the beach at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

A surfer walks on the beach at Rockaway Beach in New York, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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