East Coast Braces for Hurricane Irene

The U.S. is preparing to get hit by Hurricane Irene which strengthened to a major Category 3 storm over the Bahamas on Wednesday. Evacuations began on a tiny barrier island off North Carolina as Irene has the East Coast in its sights.

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    Preparing for Hurricane Irene 3

    Aug. 24, 2011: Jamie Rhome, storm surge specialist, studies a computer at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, as Hurricane Irene passes near the Acklins and Crooked Islands in the Bahamas. Hurricane Irene strengthened to a major Category 3 storm Wednesday over the Bahamas with the East Coast in its sights.
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    Preparing for Hurricane Irene 2

    Aug. 22, 2011: Jay Coleman fills up spare gasoline containers at Costco in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
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    Preparing for Hurricane Irene 4

    Aug. 24, 2011: 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.
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    preparing for hurricane irene 5

    Aug. 24, 2011: A ferry from Ocracoke Island arrives in Hatteras, N.C. A visitor evacuation is underway on Ocracoke Island as Hurricane Irene approaches the Carolinas and the east coast.
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