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    Obama: Irene Will Be ‘Historic’

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    In a move to ensure that he doesn’t make the same mistake as George W. Bush did with Hurricane Katrina, President Barack Obama rallied Americans to be prepared for Hurricane Irene as it closes in on North Carolina. "If you are in the projected path of this hurricane, you have to take precautions now," Obama said Friday morning in an audio speech from his vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. "All indications point to this being a historic hurricane." The storm is 330 miles from Cape Hatteras, N.C., packing “extremely dangerous” winds of 105 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Track the storm here at The Weather Channel.

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