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Preparing for Hurrincane Irene

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Bethesda, Md., August 27, 2011 -- PEPCO electric power company crews clear power lines of obstructions in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival.  Crews from around the country are coming into the area to assists local power companies with anticipated power outages. President Obama has signed several emergency assistance orders allowing FEMA to provide assistance to these states. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
Bethesda, Md., August 27, 2011 -- PEPCO electric power company crews clear power lines of obstructions in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival. Crews from around the country are coming into the area to assists local power companies with anticipated power outages. President Obama has signed several emergency assistance orders allowing FEMA to provide assistance to these states. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA - Location: Bethesda, MD
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