The Naked Cowboy wears a life preserver while playing for tourists in Times Square, New York, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday, lashing ... more 
The Naked Cowboy wears a life preserver while playing for tourists in Times Square, New York, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday, lashing the North Carolina coast with wind as strong as 115 mph (185 kph) and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north in New York City and Philadelphia, authorities readied a massive shutdown of trains and airports, with 2 million people ordered out of the way. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Wenig
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 4:44 PM EDT