A fisherman peers over Coney Island beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York during sunny weather as Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern seaboard further south on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The low number of visitors at the typically crowded beach reflects the wind, rain, and flooding dangers the storm poses to the already saturated New York state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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A fisherman peers over Coney Island beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York during sunny weather as Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern seaboard further south on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The low number of visitors at the typically crowded beach reflects the wind, rain, and flooding dangers the storm poses to the already saturated New York state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A fisherman peers over Coney Island beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York during sunny weather as Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern seaboard further south on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The low number of visitors at the typically crowded beach reflects the wind, rain, and flooding dangers the storm poses to the already saturated New York state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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