Ominous dark clouds loom over Hilton Head, S.C.
Shoppers stock up on bottled water at a Stop and Shop at Rockaway Beach in New York.
A surfer decides to surf in rough waters near the Atlantic City, N.J., boardwalk despite repeated warnings by city officials and the mandatory evacuation orders in preparation for Hurricane Irene.
Waves and storm surges pound the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, N.J.
Thomas and Kristen Bradshaw work to secure their boat dock on Banks Channel as heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irene move into Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
Pedestrians walk past sandbags used to control possible floods at downtown Manhattan in New York.
Cars pack the westbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway, as thousands of people evacuate the barrier islands along the Southern New Jersey coastline ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Irene.
Flooding in Pamlico County, N.C.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes a photo of storm damage near Margaretville, N.Y.
Resident Don Hurtig looks over an oak tree that blew over in his front yard as Hurricane Irene comes ashore near Morehead City, N.C., on Saturday.
A truck drives through flooded road as Hurricane Irene hits Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Salvo, N.C.
Residents use a paddleboat to navigate a flooded street in Southampton, N.Y.
A tree lies on a vehicle in West Hempstead, N.Y., after being blown down by the winds of Hurricane Irene.
Waves from Hurricane Irene crash into a pier in Atlantic Beach, N.C.
Throughout the borough of Brooklyn in New York hundreds of trees were either damaged or uprooted during the storm. These trees fell along Ocean Parkway.
Route 12 damage in North Carolina in the vicinity of Avon.
Damage along the outer banks of North Carolina in the vicinity of Avon.
Residents inspect fallen power lines in Hampton Bays, N.Y.
Andre Kozlov, 38, walks through his flooded basement after the pass of Hurricane Irene in Hoboken, N.J.
Wooden state park fences lay on the ground near the Washington Monument.
The roof of an oceanfront house is destroyed by strong winds from Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, N.C.
A building badly damaged by rising floodwaters from Hurricane Irene is on the verge of collapsing.
Ken Smith clears the street in front of his family's house after Tropical Storm Irene hit the Rockaway beach section of Queens, N.Y.
This Connecticut man swam back to his house to find his car underwater.
Flooding on Route 1 south in Lawrenceville, N.J., on Aug. 28, 2011.
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