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Jay Coleman fills up spare gasoline containers at Costco in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center projected that Irene could grow into a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph (184 kph) over the Bahamas on Thursday. And it may carry that force northwest along Florida's Atlantic coast and toward a possible strike on South Carolina, though the forecasters warned that by the weekend, the storm's path could vary significantly from the current projection. (AP Photo/The Palm Beach Post, Allen Eyestone) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES