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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    Hurricane Irene damage is seen on August 29, 2011 in Killington, Vt.
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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    Residents stand in line outside the grocery store on Aug. 30, 2011 in Rochester, Vt. The town has been completely cut off since Tropical Storm Irene hit.
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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    People gather alongside workers making repairs on Route 100 that were washed out by flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 30, 2011 in Killington, VT.
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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    Floodwater caused by Tropical Storm Irene rush along Route 73 in St. Huberts, N.Y. on Aug. 29, 2011, tearing up the road as it flows.
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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    Dark clouds roll over Central Park as Tropical Storm Irene passes New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, as seen from the roof of ABC Headquarters.
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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    The storm began losing steam early Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, and had weakened into a tropical storm by the time its eye hit New York City.
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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    The Windham, NY fire chief says that downtown Windham has been 'wiped out' after hurricane Irene swept the area on Aug. 28, 2011.
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  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    The Windham, NY fire chief says that downtown Windham has been 'wiped out' after hurricane Irene swept the area on Aug. 28, 2011.
    Stringer-Net
  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    Tracks at Metro-North's Tuckahoe station were flooded to the third rail at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 after Irene made its way north.
    Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    Seen in this photo are floodwaters covering the rails at the 148th Street / Lenox Subway Yard.
    Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / George Von Dolln.
  • Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath

    New York City Transit employees are seen pumping water out of the 148th Street / Lenox Subway Yard.
    Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / George Von Dolln
  • Hurricane Irene Hits NY as Tropical Storm

    A radar image released by NOAA shows Hurricane Irene's path through New England, Aug. 28, 2011.
    NOAA
  • Hurricane Irene Slams Carolina

    A satellite image from NASA shows Hurricane Irene slamming the east coast, Aug. 27, 2011.
    NASA
  • Hurricane Irene Churns Up East Coast

    Tybee Island Ocean Rescue lifeguard Andrew Robinson watches surfers with a pair of binoculars after closing the water to swimmers from on the pier in Tybee Island, Ga., Aug. 26, 2011.
    Stephen Morton/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Churns Up East Coast

    A man rides a bicycle past a boarded up store, Aug. 26, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan has ordered a mandatory evacuation for thousands of residents and visitors to leave the oceanfront community.
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  • Hurricane Irene Churns Up East Coast

    Zack Fluhr of New York secures his sail boat at the Manhattan Sailing club marina, Aug. 26, 2011 in New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered mandatory evacuations for residents in low-lying coastal areas.
    Jin Lee/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Churns Up East Coast

    A family riding in their golf cart are caught in the first bands of rain and wind from Hurricane Irene, Aug. 26, 2011, in Charleston, S.C. Irene has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage all along a densely populated arc that includes Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and beyond.
    Brett Flashnick/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Churns Up East Coast

    A house is boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York.
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  • Hurricane Irene Churns Up East Coast

    Travelers wait in line to board the Northeast Regional train to Boston at Union Station in Washington, Aug. 26, 2011.
    Cliff Owen/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Sentara Nursing Center Currituck residents are evacuated in response to a mandatory evacuation order in Barco, N.C., Aug. 26, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast.
    Jim R. Bounds/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Kia Head carries Christian Searcy in her arms while protecting their faces from wind and sand blown in from Hurricane Irene in Tybee Island, Ga., Aug. 26, 2011.
    Stephen Morton/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Resident Jeanette Walton, who said she is staying and not heeding the mandatory evacuation order, carries her Chinese take out food from a boarded up restaurant in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Nags Head, N.C., Aug. 26, 2011 on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
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  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    A surfer hits the break of an eight-foot wave at Folly Beach in Charleston, S.C., Aug. 26, 2011, as Hurricane Irene causes larger than normal swells along the South Carolina coast.
    Brett Flashnick/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Shop owner Larry McDonald looks at the Straw Market which was damaged by the effects of Hurricane Irene in Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Aug. 25, 2011. McDonald has a stall at the market selling wood carvings, which he said was not damaged.
    Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    A downed power line is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Nassau, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Aug. 25, 2011. Irene hit Nassau with tropical storm strength winds as it passed to the east.
    Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Cars wind their way around downed trees on the coastal road in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Nassau, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Aug. 25, 2011.
    Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    An image provided by NOAA is an Aug. 26, 2011 view of Hurricane Irene made by the GOES-east satellite. The hurricane is projected to follow a path up the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine and into Canada.
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  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    A message is left for Hurricane Irene on one house as a resident boards up another in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Nags Head, N.C., Aug. 25, 2011 on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
    Charles Dharapak/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Tybee Island Ocean Rescue lifeguards Andrew Robinson, center, and Jonathan Thomas raise a high hazard warning flag for dangerous rib currents on the pier in Tybee Island, Ga., Aug. 25, 2011.
    Stephen Morton/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Shoppers stock up on water from rapidly emptying shelves at a grocery store in Far Rockaway in New York, Aug. 25, 2011. Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New York City residents living in low-lying areas to line up a place to stay on high ground ahead of a possible evacuation this weekend due to Hurricane Irene.
    Seth Wenig/AP Photo
  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    Cory Ritz braces himself as a wave bursts onto a pier at the Boynton Beach inlet, Aug. 25, 2011 in Boynton Beach, Florida.
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  • Hurricane Irene Closer to U.S.

    A highway sign warns visitors they need to evacuate Dare County in front of Hurricane Irene, Aug. 25, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina.
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  • Hurricane Irene Heading Toward the US

    Hurricane Irene is shown from space as photographed by Astronaut Ron Garan on the International Space Station, Aug. 23, 2011.
    NASA
  • Hurricane Irene Heading Toward the US

    The GOES-13 satellite saw Tropical Storm Irene over Puerto Rico, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.
    NASA/NOAA GOES Project
  • Hurricane Irene Heading Toward the US

    This image was taken by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, Aug. 21, 2011 when Irene was still a tropical storm approaching Puerto Rico.
    NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
  • Hurricane Irene Heading Toward the US

    The GOES-13 satellite saw Tropical Storm Irene over Puerto Rico, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. EDT. Tropical Storm Harvey, since dissipated, is at left over Central America and southern Mexico.
    NASA/NOAA GOES Project
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