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  • A downpour from Hurricane Irene slows traffic in downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. 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. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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    A downpour from Hurricane Irene slows traffic in downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. 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. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

  • A couple walks along the boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C., in rain spawned by Hurricane Irene on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. 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. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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    A couple walks along the boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C., in rain spawned by Hurricane Irene on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. 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. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

  • Rains and waves from Hurricane Irene batter the shore in downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. 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. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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    Rains and waves from Hurricane Irene batter the shore in downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. 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. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

  • A surfer braves the wind and waves at The Washout at Folly Beach created by Hurricane Irene Friday Aug. 26, 2011 in Folly Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/The Post And Courier, Sarah Bates) MAGS OUT
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    A surfer braves the wind and waves at The Washout at Folly Beach created by Hurricane Irene Friday Aug. 26, 2011 in Folly Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/The Post And Courier, Sarah Bates) MAGS OUT

  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, far left, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug., 26, 2011, after a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Urging everyone in Hurricane Irene's path to get ready, President Obama decided to cut his vacation short Friday and return to the White House for a storm he described as potentially historic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, far left, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug., 26, 2011, after a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Urging everyone in Hurricane Irene's path to get ready, President Obama decided to cut his vacation short Friday and return to the White House for a storm he described as potentially historic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

  • President Barack Obama and his family exit Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The President cut short his Martha's Vineyard vacation by one day to return ahead of of Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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    President Barack Obama and his family exit Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The President cut short his Martha's Vineyard vacation by one day to return ahead of of Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

  • This GOES 13 infrared satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, in Monterey, Calif., shows the status of Hurricane Irene at approximately 6 a.m. EST Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The National Hurricane Center reported in their 11 a.m. advisory that Irene has sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and is moving north at 14 miles per hour. (AP Photo/ U.S. Navy photo)
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    This GOES 13 infrared satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, in Monterey, Calif., shows the status of Hurricane Irene at approximately 6 a.m. EST Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The National Hurricane Center reported in their 11 a.m. advisory that Irene has sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and is moving north at 14 miles per hour. (AP Photo/ U.S. Navy photo)

  • Sophie Waterfield, from left, Skylr Peele, Chloe Waterfield and Tim Waterfield look out at the ocean waves near the Frisco, N.C., pier as the first storm bands from Hurricane Irene arrive, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/The Virginian Pilot, Steve Earley)
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    Sophie Waterfield, from left, Skylr Peele, Chloe Waterfield and Tim Waterfield look out at the ocean waves near the Frisco, N.C., pier as the first storm bands from Hurricane Irene arrive, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/The Virginian Pilot, Steve Earley)

  • Lt. David Bew, 67, of the City of Atlantic Beach, Ocean Rescue takes his kayak out to assess the rough surf conditions caused by winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Irene in Atlantic Beach, Fla., Friday Aug. 26, 2011. Hurricane Irene caused extraordinary disruption Friday as it zeroed in for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. (AP Photo/The Florida Times Union, Bob Mack)
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    Lt. David Bew, 67, of the City of Atlantic Beach, Ocean Rescue takes his kayak out to assess the rough surf conditions caused by winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Irene in Atlantic Beach, Fla., Friday Aug. 26, 2011. Hurricane Irene caused extraordinary disruption Friday as it zeroed in for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. (AP Photo/The Florida Times Union, Bob Mack)

  • 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., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Due to high waves and hazardous rip currents from the outer bands of Hurricane Irene, the lifeguards decided to close the water to swimmers. Surfers, kayakers and paddle boarders still brave the waves. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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    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., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Due to high waves and hazardous rip currents from the outer bands of Hurricane Irene, the lifeguards decided to close the water to swimmers. Surfers, kayakers and paddle boarders still brave the waves. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

  • This satellite image provided by NOAA and taken at 12 45 GMT Friday Aug. 26, 2011 shows Hurricane Irene as it moves northward along the U.S. eastern coastline with 110 mph sustained winds. Hurricane Irene began lashing the East Coast with rain Friday ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts. (AP Photo/NOAA)
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    This satellite image provided by NOAA and taken at 12 45 GMT Friday Aug. 26, 2011 shows Hurricane Irene as it moves northward along the U.S. eastern coastline with 110 mph sustained winds. Hurricane Irene began lashing the East Coast with rain Friday ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts. (AP Photo/NOAA)

  • A police officer slows down traffic due to flooding on a section of the Grand Central Parkway caused by heavy rain from Tropical Storm Irene in Queens, New York, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane but still unleashing furious wind and rain. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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    A police officer slows down traffic due to flooding on a section of the Grand Central Parkway caused by heavy rain from Tropical Storm Irene in Queens, New York, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane but still unleashing furious wind and rain. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

  • Robert Roy of Spray Beach, N.J., walks down one of the docks at the Spray Beach Yacht Club checking to make sure the boats are secure as the water in the bay rises from the tidal surge of Hurricane Irene on Long Beach Island, Sunday Aug. 28, 2011 in Spray Beach, N.J. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein)
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    Robert Roy of Spray Beach, N.J., walks down one of the docks at the Spray Beach Yacht Club checking to make sure the boats are secure as the water in the bay rises from the tidal surge of Hurricane Irene on Long Beach Island, Sunday Aug. 28, 2011 in Spray Beach, N.J. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein)

  • Seawater surged into the streets of downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane, but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    Seawater surged into the streets of downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane, but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Seawater surged into the streets of downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane, but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    Seawater surged into the streets of downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane, but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 photo, a car drives past a building damaged in this week's earthquake in Mineral, Va. Some feared Hurricane Irene would finish what Tuesday's temblor started, but the Virginia town got only the storm's outermost bands. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)
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    In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 photo, a car drives past a building damaged in this week's earthquake in Mineral, Va. Some feared Hurricane Irene would finish what Tuesday's temblor started, but the Virginia town got only the storm's outermost bands. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)

  • A New York City taxi is stranded in deep water on Manhattan's West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in New York. Although downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irene's torrential rain couple with high winds and tides worked in concert to flood parts of the city. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
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    A New York City taxi is stranded in deep water on Manhattan's West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in New York. Although downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irene's torrential rain couple with high winds and tides worked in concert to flood parts of the city. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

  • A woman walking a dog contemplates the deep water on Manhattan's West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2011 in New York. Although downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irene's torrential rain couple with high winds and tides worked in concert to flood parts of the city. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
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    A woman walking a dog contemplates the deep water on Manhattan's West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2011 in New York. Although downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irene's torrential rain couple with high winds and tides worked in concert to flood parts of the city. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

  • Melvin Flores, 35, uses a pail to scoop floodwaters out of his utility room in his apartment after rain from Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Little Falls, N.J. Flood waters rose all across New Jersey on Sunday, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Hurricane Irene weakened and moved on, leaving 600,000 homes and businesses without power. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Melvin Flores, 35, uses a pail to scoop floodwaters out of his utility room in his apartment after rain from Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Little Falls, N.J. Flood waters rose all across New Jersey on Sunday, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Hurricane Irene weakened and moved on, leaving 600,000 homes and businesses without power. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Melvin Flores, 35, uses a pail to scoop floodwaters out of his utility room in his apartment after rain from Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Little Falls, N.J. Flood waters rose all across New Jersey on Sunday, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Hurricane Irene weakened and moved on, leaving 600,000 homes and businesses without power. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Melvin Flores, 35, uses a pail to scoop floodwaters out of his utility room in his apartment after rain from Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Little Falls, N.J. Flood waters rose all across New Jersey on Sunday, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Hurricane Irene weakened and moved on, leaving 600,000 homes and businesses without power. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Steve Davenport, right, Ray Brown, center, and Marvin Franklin, left, of Harris Teeter supermarket, hand out free bags of ice from a truck as residents queue up as many people are still without power on the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene after it left the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Steve Davenport, right, Ray Brown, center, and Marvin Franklin, left, of Harris Teeter supermarket, hand out free bags of ice from a truck as residents queue up as many people are still without power on the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene after it left the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • An Oak Bluffs fire department vehicle is buffeted by strong winds and ocean spray from Tropical Storm Irene while driving along a costal road in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    An Oak Bluffs fire department vehicle is buffeted by strong winds and ocean spray from Tropical Storm Irene while driving along a costal road in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • Streets of Long Beach Island, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Rivers and creeks surged toward potentially record levels late Sunday as Irene, just the third hurricane to come ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years, charged to the north and left behind a mess and a sense that the state got off relatively easy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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    Streets of Long Beach Island, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Rivers and creeks surged toward potentially record levels late Sunday as Irene, just the third hurricane to come ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years, charged to the north and left behind a mess and a sense that the state got off relatively easy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

  • Streets of Asbury Park, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Rivers and creeks surged toward potentially record levels late Sunday as Irene, just the third hurricane to come ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years, charged to the north and left behind a mess and a sense that the state got off relatively easy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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    Streets of Asbury Park, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Rivers and creeks surged toward potentially record levels late Sunday as Irene, just the third hurricane to come ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years, charged to the north and left behind a mess and a sense that the state got off relatively easy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

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

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