A surfer walks past sand dunes built to hold the surf back 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, ... more 
A surfer walks past sand dunes built to hold the surf back 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 an already saturated New York state.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 3:47 PM EDT