Patrick Kane, right, manager of the Ocean House Motel, and Andre Commander board up windows as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 on ... more 
Patrick Kane, right, manager of the Ocean House Motel, and Andre Commander board up windows as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 on North Carolina's Outer Banks. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Charles Dharapak
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 2:16 PM EDT