Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Hurricane Irene Churns Off Carolina Coast
Hurricane Irene Churns Off Carolina Coast
ATLANTIC OCEAN - AUGUST 27: In this handout satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Irene churns of the east coast of the United States, August 27, 201, in the Atlantic Ocean. Irene, now a Category 2 storm, has started to lash the eastern coast of the U.S. with wind gust up to 125 miles per hour. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Waves churned up by Hurricane Irene slam into shore August 27, 2011 in Kill Deveil Hills, North Carolina. Dare County, which is situated along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has been evacuated. The eye of the hurricane is expected to pass over the area later today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Waves churned up by Hurricane Irene slam into shore August 27, 2011 in Kill Deveil Hills, North Carolina. Dare County, which is situated along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has been evacuated. The eye of the hurricane is expected to pass over the area later today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A fallen basketball hoop lies on the gro
A fallen basketball hoop lies on the gro
A fallen basketball hoop lies on the ground in front of a house in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Colorful chairs are chained together in
Colorful chairs are chained together in
Colorful chairs are chained together in front a shop in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Palm trees blow in the wind in Kill Devi
Palm trees blow in the wind in Kill Devi
Palm trees blow in the wind in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
A police car is stationed near a bank in
A police car is stationed near a bank in
A police car is stationed near a bank in Na's Head on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Weeds blow in the wind on the beach in K
Weeds blow in the wind on the beach in K
Weeds blow in the wind on the beach in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Colorful chairs are chained together in
Colorful chairs are chained together in
Colorful chairs are chained together in front a shop in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Weeds blow in the wind on the beach in K
Weeds blow in the wind on the beach in K
Weeds blow in the wind on the beach in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
NAGS HEAD, NC - AUGUST 27: A cottage is pounded by wind and rain from Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. The eye of the hurricane is expected to hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, around mid-day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
NAGS HEAD, NC - AUGUST 27: A beach-front cottage is pounded by wind and rain from Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. The eye of the hurricane is expected to hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, around mid-day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
NAGS HEAD, NC - AUGUST 27: A beach-front cottage is pounded by wind and rain from Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. The eye of the hurricane is expected to hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, around mid-day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: An American flag flying outside a hotel is shredded by wind and rain from Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The eye of the hurricane is expected to hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, around mid-day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
Hurricane Irene Churns Towards North Carolina's Outer Banks
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: An American flag flying outside a hotel is shredded by wind and rain from Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The eye of the hurricane is expected to hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, around mid-day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Traffic lights swing in the wind in Kill
Traffic lights swing in the wind in Kill
Traffic lights swing in the wind in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane 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/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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