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Residents filled the Kingwood Library Sept. 17 after Hurricane Ike to charge their numerous batteries for laptops, cameras, cell phones and to enjoy the air conditioning while checking their e-mail. A majority of residents around the community did not have power for several days which caused them to rely on the businesses in the community that did have power like the library and several restaurants.
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Damage in Greenville, N.C., after Hurricane Irene (Photo Credit: Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)