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 ... more 
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) less 
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