This combination of two satellite images provided by GeoEye shows, above, an area of Hatteras Island, N.C., which includes a view of Highway 12 through the center of the frame, taken on Sunday, Aug. ... more 
This combination of two satellite images provided by GeoEye shows, above, an area of Hatteras Island, N.C., which includes a view of Highway 12 through the center of the frame, taken on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, after Hurricane Irene hit the Island on Aug. 27, and, below, the same area of Hatteras Island taken on June 12, 2011, before the island was cut off from the mainland after Hurricane Irene tore up several segments of Highway 12. State emergency coordinators say Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands will remain closed to tourists over the Labor Day weekend, though many other state beaches will be open elsewhere. (AP Photo/GeoEye) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By GeoEye
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 12:55 AM EDT