Firefighter Jeremy Mann, front, and Lt. Scott Bell, back, test saws at the Atlantic Beach Fire Dept. in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina ... more 
Firefighter Jeremy Mann, front, and Lt. Scott Bell, back, test saws at the Atlantic Beach Fire Dept. in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 as Hurricane Irene heads toward the North Carolina coast. For hundreds of miles Friday, people in the storm's path headed inland , made last-minute preparations and monitored the hurricane's every subtle movement. Irene has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage all along a densely populated arc that included Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and beyond. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Chuck Burton
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 3:03 PM EDT