Hurricane Irene: Monster Storm Hits Tri-State

Many tri-state residents reeled from the impact of Hurricane Irene as it raced up the East Coast shoreline, putting millions of people in danger and jeopardizing billions of dollars in property.

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Seawater surged into the streets of downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane, but still unleashing furious wind and rain.
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David Korostoff, left, and Jimmy Kaplow, both of New York, step through standing water on a walkway in New York's Central Park as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
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The Manhattan skyline is obscured by fog in New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
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Streets flooded at the southern tip of Manhattan as Tropical Storm Irene passes over the region, Sunday, Aug. 28th, 2011, in New York.
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A police officer slows down traffic due to flooding on a section of the Grand Central Parkway caused by heavy rain from Tropical Storm Irene in Queens.
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Fallen branches peppered downtown Manhattan after Hurricane Irene passed over the region.
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Italian tourists take pictures in the street around Pershing Square in New York City as the tail end of Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city.
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A New York City taxi is stranded in deep water on Manhattan’s West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city.
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A man walks in Times Square as Hurricane Irene arrives in New York.
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Lots of mussels washed ashore on a beach on Long Island Sound during Hurricane Irene.
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Melvin Flores, 35, uses a pail to scoop floodwaters out of his utility room in his apartment in Little Falls, N.J.
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Sixth Avenue near Radio City Music Hall is empty as Tropical Storm Irene hits in New York
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Grand Street and West Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan is flooded.
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A Port Authority police vehicle blocks traffic from entering the Holland Tunnel. in New York. The north, or New Jersey-bound side of the Holland Tunnel was closed Sunday morning because of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene's rains.
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Waves crash over the shore during high tide during a storm surge from Hurricane Irene in Bayshore, N.Y., on Long Island.
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Hoboken flooding and damage around 9am on August 28th.
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Hoboken flooding and damage around 9am on August 28th.
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Hoboken flooding and damage around 9am on August 28th.
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Hoboken flooding and damage around 9am on August 28th.
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Grand St. and West Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan is flooded after Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday.
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Rising water breaches the sea wall at Battery Park, in lower Manhattan after hurricane Irene bore down on New York City.
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Driving wind and rain lash the Coney Island boardwalk in New York as Irene came closer to the area on Sunday.
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Gary Atlas, of Brighton Beach, N.Y., runs along a pier at Coney Island in New York despite the onset of Hurricane Irene in the area Sunday.
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Lower Manhattan is seen amidst dark clouds in New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and rapidly rising seawater that threatened parts of the city.
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Rising water laps along the seawall in Battery Park as Hurricane Irene approaches New York, Sunday, August 28, 2011.
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A police officer stands watch inside the Bowling Green subway station near Battery Park as Hurricane Irene approaches New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
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A parked car sits perilously close to rising water along the seawall in Battery Park as Hurricane Irene approaches New York.
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People walk along the seawall in Battery Park City as Hurricane Irene approaches.
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Rising water laps along the seawall in Battery Park as Hurricane Irene approaches New York.
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The streets of New York are nearly empty as Hurricane Irene approaches the region with wind and rain early Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Irene has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage all along a densely populated arc.
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Bobby Turner, right, seeks shelter from the rain under an awning in Times Square in New York, late Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.
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A man wears a garbage bag to protect himself against inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irene as he walks with others over the Williamsburg bridge, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New York.
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Yuria Celidwen tastes the rain in a nearly deserted Times Square as Hurricane Irene approaches.
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Louis Leichtnam (L) from Paris plays football barefoot on a deserted Broadway as Hurricane Irene approaches.
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A liquor store front is covered in plastic and sandbags along South Street Seaport ahead of the deadline for mandatory evacuation.
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People wait with luggage to enter Seward Park High School, a designated evacuation center for citizens who were required to evacuate their premises.
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New York Parks Police order people away from World Financial Center Esplanade in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irene in New York City.
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"Bad Irene" is written in tap in a window of Serenity Spa on Sixth Avenue in New York City. Many stores in New York closed for the weekend due to Hurricane Irene.
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The deserted Times Square subway station is seen as Hurricane Irene approaches after the entire city mass transit system was closed on Saturday.
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A Whole Foods worker attempts to explain the supermarket's closing to angry customers who waited for their turn to stock up on supplies in New York. The store, having stayed open throughout the night, had closed out of concern for their workers' safety due to the approach of Hurricane Irene.
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Workers install boards to protect the front windows of Bloomingdale's in preparation for Hurricane Irene's arrival.
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James Long of the Coney Island section of New York hops on a subway with his dog Pebbles as they evacuate Coney Island.
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A woman is helped across the street while heading to Seward Park High School, a designated evacuation center.
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Workers remove a sun umbrella in Battery Park City in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
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Residents in a Battery Park City high rise apartment buildings tape their windows ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
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Employees at SouthWestNY restaurant at the World Financial Center begin stacking and storing outdoor dinning furniture ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
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People crowd a Whole Foods store in Manhattan before the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
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Paramedics and EMTs evacuate patients from NYU Langone Medical Center after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients to other hospitals.
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People crowd the Tent and Trails outdoor supplies store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene
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A sign indicating items that are sold out is seen at a Radio Shack store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
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A woman exits the Tent and Trails outdoor supplies store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
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NYU Langone Medical Center employee Danny Hernandez tries to find a cab for an 83-year-old patient during rush hour after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients other hospitals.
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Protective sandbags are seen outside the New York Stock Exchange before the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
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Windows are boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday.
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Hurricane Irene isn't halting business in one Long Island town.
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Subways shut down at noon Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Irene
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Flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, the nearby Atlantic Ocean and the breaking of local dams covers areas of Spring Lake, New Jersey.
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Franklin Mount of Red Hook, Brooklyn, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle.
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Betty Walsh of Red Hook, Brooklyn, crosses a flooded street.
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