Take that, Irene
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Sending a message to Hurricane Irene

A bar just outside the mandatory evaucation area advertises drinks ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Lyllis Wickersham paints a sign that reads, " Don’t be mean Irene”, onto the plywood on the window of a business as it is secured against the winds of Hurricane Irene. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Passers-by walk near a restaurant with windows boarded-up with plywood in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)
A tavern’s windows are boarded preparation for Hurricane Irene. (Stephen Chernin / AFP/Getty Images)
The window of Serenity Spa on 6th Avenue in New York. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
A sandwich shop in Frisco on North Carolina‘s Outer Banks  (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images)
A man rides a bicycle past a boarded-up store in Ocean City, Md.  (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
Sign outside an insurance office in Pompano Beach, Fla.  (Amy Beth Bennett / Sun Sentinel / MCT)
Carlito Carranza puts up a sign board announcing a hurricane party at a restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, N.C.  (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)
A church sign comments on Tybee Island, Ga. (Stephen Morton, Associated Press)
A sign in Cape May, N.J.. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)
There’s still time for last-minute sales in Ocean City, Md..  (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun)
Weathering the storm in Nags Head, N.C..  (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)
An oceanfront cottage in Nags Head, N.C. .  (Scott Olson / Getty Images)