Photos: Hurricane Irene Just Barely Missed NYC Five Years Ago

A bicyclist in Red Hook (Getty Images)

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Grand Central Terminal was empty after Metro-North service was suspended <br>(MTA Photos)

Surfers in Rockaway (Getty Images)

An Aqua-Barrier for the LIRR (MTA Photos)

Fairway on the Upper West Side got ready to close (Getty Images)

Supplies, bought (Getty Images)

Flatiron, boarded up (Getty Images)

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Coney Island (Getty Images)

Looming (Getty Images)

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Walking in DUMBO (Getty Images)

Sandbags (Getty Images)

The subways were suspended (Getty Images)

Workers getting ready at a subway station(Getty Images)

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A woman walking in Red Hook (Getty Images)

First come, first served (Getty Images)

Essential supplies (Getty Images)

Getting ready to evacuate (Getty Images)

Central Park, before the storm (Getty Images)

Waiting for Irene (Getty Images)

At Tent and Trails (Getty Images)

At Whole Foods (Getty Images)

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Fairway workers, after the rush of customers (Getty Images)

"Hurricane Irene" (Getty Images)

Getting out (Getty Images)

A dog and its owner take a bus to a shelter (Getty Images)

Getting supplies (Getty Images)

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Evacuated residents going to a shelter (Getty Images)

Running from the rain (Getty Images)

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At the Rockaways (Getty Images)

Have bike, will travel (Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg told residents to be very very careful (Getty Images)

Nearly empty Times Square (Getty Images)

Downed tree in the East Village (Getty Images)

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A downed tree (Getty Images)

Wading (Getty Images)

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MTA workers building a barrier for upper Manhattan train yards (MTA Photos)

Flooded subway tracks (MTA Photos)

Ossning station underwater (MTA Photos)

Flooded subway tracks (MTA Photos)

The Port Jervis line (MTA Photos)

Flooding at Port Jervis (MTA Photos)

The day after (Getty Images)