KITTY HAWK, NC - AUGUST 26: Tammy Evans of Home Depot helps a customer load wood to be used for boarding up windows in preparation for Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. ... more 
KITTY HAWK, NC - AUGUST 26: Tammy Evans of Home Depot helps a customer load wood to be used for boarding up windows in preparation for Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Dare County, which includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of tourists and residents as Hurricane Irene strengthens and moves closer to the area. The eye of the hurricane is expected to pass over Dare County tomorrow afternoon. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) less 
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