Irene blows through D.C. area

Hurricane Irene's high winds and rain caused property damage and power outages as it blew through the Washington area.

A city worker who did not wish to give his name checks out the scene where tree branches and a telephone line came down on Payne Street between Prince and Commerce Streets in Alexandria, Va, Sunday, August 28, 2011. As Hurricane Irene makes her exit from the region and points northbound along the Atlantic coast, people start the process of cleaning up after the category one hurricane. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

A city worker who did not wish to give his name checks out the scene where tree branches and a telephone line came down on Payne Street between Prince and Commerce Streets in Alexandria, Va, Sunday, August 28, 2011. As Hurricane Irene makes her exit from the region and points northbound along the Atlantic coast, people start the process of cleaning up after the category one hurricane. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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