Joe Sharkey

New York Times

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Even before  Hurricane Irene  hit the Carolinas, evacuations were underway as far north as New York and New Jersey.

Emergency Preparations Ramp Up as the Northeast Waits for Irene

Even before Hurricane Irene hit the Carolinas, evacuations were underway as far north as New York and New Jersey.

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