Mark Wilson  Outdoor furniture sits in a pool at the Hilton Hotel to keep it from blowing away in preparation for Hurricane Irene on August 26 in Ocean City, Maryland, 2011
Charles Dharapak  A message is left for Hurricane Irene on one house, as a resident boards up another in Nags Head, N.C., 2011
NASA  Satelite image Hurricane Irene off the Carolinas, captured Friday, August 26 at 12:30pm EDT 2011