Hurricane Irene his the Dominican Republic

A boy stands on a boat after it was taken out of the sea on a beach in Santo Domingo on August 22, 2011, while the country waits for the imminent arrival of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVWAN00009" title="Hurricane Irene (2011)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricane-irene-%282011%29-EVWAN00009.topic">Hurricane Irene</a> in the northern coast. Hurricane Irene is moving towards the island of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEOISL000002" title="Hispaniola" href="/topic/international/hispaniola-PLGEOISL000002.topic">Hispaniola</a> putting the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEOREG000022" title="Caribbean Islands" href="/topic/international/caribbean-islands-PLGEOREG000022.topic">Dominican Republic</a> on high alert Monday as the newly-strengthened Hurricane bore down on the Caribbean country, bringing gale-force winds and pounding rain.
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( ERIKA SANTELICES, AFP/Getty Images / August 22, 2011 )

A boy stands on a boat after it was taken out of the sea on a beach in Santo Domingo on August 22, 2011, while the country waits for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irene in the northern coast. Hurricane Irene is moving towards the island of Hispaniola putting the Dominican Republic on high alert Monday as the newly-strengthened Hurricane bore down on the Caribbean country, bringing gale-force winds and pounding rain.

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