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Is Hurricane Irene weakening?

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Although Hurricane Irene is slowing weakening as she makes her way up the coast, the duration of the storm and the amount of water associated with the system is just as important as wind speeds. NBC’s Al Roker reports from Long Beach, N.Y., one of the barrier beaches expected to be hit hard when Irene arrives in the tri-state area.