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    Tornadoes Destroy NC Homes

    Image #: 15133031    epa02883349 Waves crash into Kitty Hawk Pier as Hurricane Irene strikes the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on August 27, 2011. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center rate Irene a category 2 storm with winds in excess of 105 mph (169 kph).  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO /LANDOV

    Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA / Landov

    Strong winds and flooding aren’t the only thing to look out for: Tornadoes embedded in Hurricane Irene have destroyed five homes in Tyrell County, North Carolina. NOAA has issued tornado warnings for several states along Hurricane Irene’s projected path. Watches are in place for parts of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey, effective until 8 p.m. tonight. The affected area runs between Norfolk, Va. and Atlantic City, N.J.

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