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In pictures: Isabel comes ashore
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Isabel, a category two hurricane in the five-level scale, is battering the eastern United States ...
Norfolk, Virginia
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... with torrential rains and winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph)
Satellite picture
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Isabel ploughed into North Carolina and pushed its way up the eastern coast
Red Cross shelter in Princess Anne, Maryland
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Tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes
Washington, DC
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The storm is headed towards Washington, where heavy rain has begun to fall
Seaboard town as Hurricane approaches
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Power lines have been blown down, and thousands headed for the safety of higher ground
Restaurant being boarded up in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Residents and business owners battened down the hatches ahead of Isabel
Boarding windows in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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Some left defiant messages for the hurricane





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