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Scenes From Hurricane Irene

So far in 2011, the storm of the Hurricane season is Irene, a category 2 hurricane that is expected to affect the Eastern US  The storm has already passed through the Carribean, causing widespread damage while the Eastern US prepares for landfall. The entire eastern seaboard is being told to expect high winds and flooding as a result of the storm, although the resulting damage is anyone's guess. CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating

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Scenes from Hurricane Irene

So far in 2011, the storm of the hurricane season is Irene, at landfall a Category 1 storm, now a tropical storm affecting the eastern U.S. between August 26 and August 29.

The storm smashed into North Carolina on Saturday, made a second landfall on the Jersey shore followed by Long Island early Sunday morning. It's now working it's way up New England.

CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating the events of Hurricane Irene as it happens. Click ahead for scenes from the storm.

Updated Aug 28 2011

Source: Getty Images