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08/28/11 — High winds cause many power outages, much storm damage

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High winds cause many power outages, much storm damage

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on August 28, 2011 1:50 AM

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A large billboard located on U.S. 70 East near Wilber's Barbecue shows the power of Hurricane Irene as she passed along the coast.

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A large pine tree in front of Eastern Wayne Middle School was blown onto the roof of the school by the strong winds from Hurricane Irene. School officials will be out early Monday checking the schools across the county.

County officials expressed relief Saturday as they began to close down their emergency shelters that Hurricane Irene, though long-lasting, had not been any worse than it was. "We feel as though we were very fortunate, especially if you look...

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