North Carolinians Prepare as Irene Continues Northward

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Hurricane Irene is gaining strength and traveling north, after pummeling the Bahamas with 115 mph winds today. The Category 3 storm is headed for North Carolina next. As residents wait for confirmation of the storm's trajectory, they are preparing their homes and businesses for the weather. Many local businesses are still waiting until later today to see what path the storm will take, before they board up completely.

Eric Stickrath, owner of a restaurant in Oriental, N.C., joins us to talk about what he is doing to protect his business and his home.