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, are caught in the heavy downpour 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, are caught in the heavy downpour at the waterfront in Alexandria, Va, Saturday, August 27, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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