Surviving Irene

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Rough surf caused by Hurricane Irene off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ.

Rough surf caused by Hurricane Irene off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ.

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Priscilla Girasole, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., carries a sandbag away as other residents load sandbags at a government facility in Calvert County, Md., in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

Priscilla Girasole, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., carries a sandbag away as other residents load sandbags at a government facility in Calvert County, Md., in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

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Billy Stinson (R) is comforted by his friend David Alan Harvey as he looks over the remains of his cottage in Nags Head, North Carolina.

Billy Stinson (R) is comforted by his friend David Alan Harvey as he looks over the remains of his cottage in Nags Head, North Carolina.

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Billy Stinson (R), his wife Sandra Stinson (C) and daughter Erin Stinson walk out to watch the sunset from the steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, North Carolina.

Billy Stinson (R), his wife Sandra Stinson (C) and daughter Erin Stinson walk out to watch the sunset from the steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, North Carolina.

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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, NC.

People venture onto the beach in the blowing sand and rain as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, NC.

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The Sun sets over Jersey City and the World Trade Center site, with One World Trade Center to the right in New York City.

The Sun sets over Jersey City and the World Trade Center site, with One World Trade Center to the right in New York City.

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Nancy Zakhary and Eddie Lima of Brooklyn wade through flood waters filling the intersection of Main St and Plymouth St in Dumbo Brooklyn as Hurricane Irene reaches the New York City Area.

Nancy Zakhary and Eddie Lima of Brooklyn wade through flood waters filling the intersection of Main St and Plymouth St in Dumbo Brooklyn as Hurricane Irene reaches the New York City Area.

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With the skyline of New York in the background, a kite is seen at the Erie-Lackawanna Park along Hudson river after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey.

With the skyline of New York in the background, a kite is seen at the Erie-Lackawanna Park along Hudson river after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey.

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BJ Cahoon (L), 23, helps Ivan Ireland, 45, wash down Ivan's daughter's bedroom in hopes of salvaging the house the day after they survived Hurricane Irene on Goose Creek Island in Lowland, North Carolina.

BJ Cahoon (L), 23, helps Ivan Ireland, 45, wash down Ivan's daughter's bedroom in hopes of salvaging the house the day after they survived Hurricane Irene on Goose Creek Island in Lowland, North Carolina.

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Powerful wind gusts push tourists around near the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan just hours after Hurricane Irene blew through New York City.

Powerful wind gusts push tourists around near the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan just hours after Hurricane Irene blew through New York City.

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