Northeast Faces Devastating Pumpkin Shortage

It seems Hurricane Irene isn't done tormenting us. The storm destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches in the Northeast and this fall the region is expected to experience a shortage that will drive up the price of pumpkins. So far states haven't announced plans for jack-o'-lantern rationing, but you should prepare for the worst. Specifically, being forced to carve a pumpkin with a neighbor dressed as zombie Amy Winehouse.

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