Samaritan's Purse truck removes tree limbs as part of hurricane relief in Askewville, N.C., Friday, Sept. 2 2011 a week after Hurricane Irene hit the area. For people in Bertie County, Hurricane Irene... more 
Samaritan's Purse truck removes tree limbs as part of hurricane relief in Askewville, N.C., Friday, Sept. 2 2011 a week after Hurricane Irene hit the area. For people in Bertie County, Hurricane Irene is only the latest in a string of disasters. Less than a year ago, Tropical Storm Nicole caused massive flooding in this rural northeastern North Carolina county. Seven months after that, tornadoes ripped across Bertie, killing 12 people and destroying nearly 70 homes. Damage from the tornado is still apparent in places like Askewville and Colerain. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jim R. Bounds
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 11:24 AM EDT