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Hurricane Irene's flooding and destruction

Aug. 29, 2011, 10:25 a.m.
Business owners remove plywood boards outside their shop in Atlantic Beach after the Hurricane Irene hit the New York City metro area on Aug. 28.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Business owners remove plywood outside their shop in Long Beach, N.Y., after Hurricane Irene passed through the New York City metro area on Aug. 28.