LONG BEACH, NY - AUGUST 28: Nick Siragusa works on keeping the sump pump unplugged as he helps remove the water from the flooded lobby of the Allegria hotel as they begin to deal with the waters ... more 
LONG BEACH, NY - AUGUST 28: Nick Siragusa works on keeping the sump pump unplugged as he helps remove the water from the flooded lobby of the Allegria hotel as they begin to deal with the waters brought in as Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. While Hurricane Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has knocked out power to more than 3 million people and is attributed to 11 deaths as it travels up the Eastern seaboard. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) less 
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Sun, Aug 28, 2011 3:07 PM EDT