Long Beach residents prepare sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in Long Beach, N.Y. Long Island residents in the path of Irene girded for wind, rain and flooding as ... more 
Long Beach residents prepare sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in Long Beach, N.Y. Long Island residents in the path of Irene girded for wind, rain and flooding as the storm stood poised to bear down on New York state. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 3:43 PM EDT