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.

As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the Atlantic coast, a couple walks out to the pier at the waterfront  in Alexandria, Va, Saturday, August 27, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the Atlantic coast, a couple walks out to the pier at the waterfront in Alexandria, Va, Saturday, August 27, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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