NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: A woman scurries across Flatbush avenue in the midst of heavy rain and strong winds in downtown Brooklyn as Hurricane Irene reaches the New York City area on August 28, ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: A woman scurries across Flatbush avenue in the midst of heavy rain and strong winds in downtown Brooklyn as Hurricane Irene reaches the New York City area on August 28, 2011 in New York City. Hurricane Irene hit New York as a Category 1 storm before being downgraded to a tropical storm. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) less 
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