DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene

A worker carries a piece of plywood to b
A worker carries a piece of plywood to b
A worker carries a piece of plywood to board up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker puts up a support as he boards
A worker puts up a support as he boards
A worker puts up a support as he boards up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks pass a boarded up sho
A pedestrian walks pass a boarded up sho
A pedestrian walks pass a boarded up shop with sandbags at the ready in the doorway in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker puts up a support as he boards
A worker puts up a support as he boards
A worker puts up a support as he boards up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the
Workers board up the Apple Store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC on August 27, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Workers fill sandbags for distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Volunteers fill sandbags for distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Workers fill sandbags for distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Workers fill sandbags for distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Volunteers fill sandbags for distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Volunteers fill sandbags for distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Workers load sandbags into vehicles during a sandbag distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Workers load sandbags into vehicles during a sandbag distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Charlene Tyler picks up sandbags in a cart during a sandbag distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A family walks infront of the Capitol as
A family walks infront of the Capitol as
A family walks infront of the Capitol as Hurricane Irene approaches on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrian use an umbrella while walking
Pedestrian use an umbrella while walking
Pedestrian use an umbrella while walking infront of the Capitol as Hurricane Irene approaches on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrian walk past the Washington Monu
Pedestrian walk past the Washington Monu
Pedestrian walk past the Washington Monument as Hurricane Irene approaches on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Local residents wheel sandbags after pic
Local residents wheel sandbags after pic
Local residents wheel sandbags after picking them up from a distribution point in a parking lot at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works fill sandbags to hand out to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
A local resident carries sandbags after
A local resident carries sandbags after
A local resident carries sandbags after picking them up from a distribution point in a parking lot at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Hundreds of cars line up at a distributi
Hundreds of cars line up at a distributi
Hundreds of cars line up at a distribution point in a parking lot at RFK Stadium to receive sandbags in Washington, DC, August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Workers load sandbags into vehicles during a sandbag distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Charlene Tyler picks up sandbags in a cart during a sandbag distribution to Washington, DC residents in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene near R.F.K. Stadium August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washin
Employees and volunteers from the Washington, DC Department of Public Works hand out sandbags to Washington residents in a parking lot at RFK Stadium on August 27, 2011, as the outerbands of rain of Hurricane Irene begin to hit the area. Irene blasted ashore at Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm on track to batter major US cities. Sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour lashed coastal areas as Irene made landfall near the southern end of a chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks past sandbag fortifications
A man walks past sandbag fortifications
A man walks past sandbag fortifications against flooding in Georgetown as Hurricane Irene approaches August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk past the Capitol as Hur
Pedestrians walk past the Capitol as Hur
Pedestrians walk past the Capitol as Hurricane Irene approaches August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: A group of sailors attached to a cermonial guard unit run through the streets of the nation's capital during a pouring rain in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: A group of sailors attached to a cermonial guard unit run through the streets of the nation's capital during a pouring rain in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: A group of sailors attached to a cermonial guard unit wait at a stop light while running through the streets of the nation's capital during a pouring rain in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital during a pouring rain and driving wind in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital during a pouring rain and driving wind in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital during a pouring rain and driving wind in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
DC Metro Area Prepares For Hurricane Irene
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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