A weakened but still dangerous Hurricane Irene shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast on Saturday, unloading a foot of rain on North Carolina and Virginia and knocking out power to 2 million homes and businesses. At least eight people were killed.

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Using a military surplus truck, firefighters go from house to house fastening down gas tanks in Kitty Hawk, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene reaches the North Carolina coast. Packing wind gusts of 115 mph, the hurricane had an enormous wingspan and threatened a swath of the nation inhabited by 65 million people A weakening but still dangerous shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast on Saturday. Hurricane Irene dumps foot of NEW YORK (AP) – A weakened but still dangerous shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast on Saturday, Tags: hurricane, irene, dumps, foot, (AP) - A weakened but still dangerous shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed tosnowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast onSaturday, unloading a of rain NEW YORK — A weakened but still dangerous shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast on Saturday, unloading A weakened but still dangerous shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast on Saturday, unloading

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