Front loaders build sand dunes to hold the surf back in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 in Long Beach, N.Y. Long Island residents in the path of Hurricane Irene girded for wind,... more 
Front loaders build sand dunes to hold the surf back in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 in Long Beach, N.Y. Long Island residents in the path of Hurricane Irene girded for wind, rain and flooding as the storm stood poised to bear down on an already saturated New York state. Irene has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage all along a densely populated arc that includes Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and beyond. At least 65 million people could be affected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 4:15 PM EDT