Hurricane Irene brings rain, heavy seas

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">Tony McHugh waits on line at Home Depot to purchase plywood to cover the windows on his house on Long Beach Island in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011, in Manahawkin, N.J.  Tens of thousands of visitors to the New Jersey shore and many residents have begun an orderly exodus after a series of requests to evacuate due to Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo&#47; Joe Epstein)</span></div>
August 26, 2011 10:16:27 AM PDT