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D.C. Emergency Personnel Keeping Close Eye On Storm

In the middle of the District's Emergency Operation Center, several dozen emergency management experts – from FEMA, the fire department, police department, PEPCO – are all monitoring Hurricane Irene through computer screens, showing the path the storm is taking through the eastern coast of the United States.

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D.C. Running Low On Sandbags

In a parking lot outside RFK Stadium, there are dozens of city workers standing around a big pile of sand. They're dumping the sand in bags and tying them off as fast as they can, but it's just not fast enough.

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Anxiety Rises as Hurricane Irene Inches Closer

Anxiety levels are high on the Delmarva Peninsula as Hurricane Irene is just a few hours from unleashing her might against the coastal region.

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Two Dead In Virginia As Hurricane Irene Heads Up East Coast

Two people are dead in southeast Virginia, as Hurricane Irene's high winds and heavy rain pound up the East Coast.

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Flooding Reported in Downtown Ocean City Prior to Irene's Arrival

Water is rapidly approaching the protective dune system and bouncing off the boardwalk sea wall in Ocean City. But, these conditions are just the beginning a very long night.

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