NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: An officer with the New York City Parks Department warns people to evacuate in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: An officer with the New York City Parks Department warns people to evacuate in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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Sat, Aug 27, 2011 3:01 PM EDT