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Neighborhood Still In Ruins After Floods

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA)-- It's a been a little more than a week since relentless rains flooded out the Holly Acres Mobile Home Park in Woodbridge.

Now the only thing that remains in that neighborhood are muddy streets, and trailer homes left in absolute ruins. About 300 residents in the park had to be taken to a nearby shelter at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries.

The shelter was set up by the American Red Cross. However, that shelter is set to close on Friday. Red Cross spokeswoman Cheryl Kravitz said, "We really want to thank those individuals that are letting us do that, but people need to go on and get back on their feet again."

Kravitz said the Red Cross has set up all the families with new places to live and has paid for their first month's rent and deposit.

FEMA chief: Stay at home in Irene's wake

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the nation's emergency response agency says people shouldn't underestimate the danger once Hurricane Irene passes.

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Craig Fugate says flooding, weakened trees and downed power lines pose a danger even after the storm moves north up the Atlantic Coast.

Fugate is urging people not to drive around and sightsee after the storm has passed through their areas. His advice: Stay inside, stay off the roads, and let the power crews do their job.

Fugate made the round of the Sunday talk shows as the storm moved through New York City and the Northeast.

Local Twitter Trend Map

Local Twitter Trend Map

The D.C. Metro area is clearly thinking about the strength of Hurricane Irene...just look at this Twitter trend map of the area.

How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of Saturday, August 27th:

   CONNECTICUT

   -- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm's track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.

   -- Hurricane warning for coast.

   -- No mandatory evacuations.

   -- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

   -- Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.

   -- President Barack Obama and governor declared state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.

   DELAWARE

   -- Hurricane warning statewide.

   -- Flood watch in effect.

   -- Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around 8 a.m. Sunday.