From the same paper that assured us Irene was not overhyped.
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A Libyan rebel soldier near Zuwarah asked me: "What about New York, is it safe?" I looked puzzled. "Irene," he explained. "The Hurricane. Is New York okay? We are worried about it." He even asked if he could help. I thanked him for his sympathy but said that we would pull through.
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