Hurricane Irene whips North Carolina coast

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Alora Goldsmith 10, battles the wind and rain as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Elizabeth City, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.  (AP Photo&#47; Jim R. Bounds)</span></div>
August 27, 2011 6:44:58 PM PDT