Irene's Impact: The Hurricane/Tropical Storm in Pictures
Irene made U.S. landfall in North Carolina Saturday and then slowly swept up the coast for the rest of the weekend as it was downgraded to a tropical storm, and caused 11 deaths and billions in damages.
Credits: Kerwin Lynch
NEW YORK DOG: A dog made its own way through a flooded walkway in New York City on August 28.
DOWNED TREE: A downed tree on Roosevelt Island, New York City, on Sunday, August 28.
MEN AT WORK: Men worked on Sunday, August 28, to clean up the damage in Manhattan, post-Irene.
UPROOTED TREE: The damage from Irene in Queens, New York City, included downed trees, blown-over walls and busted-up cars.
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MANGLED TREE: A tree downed in Staten Island, New York City, was photographed between 10 am and 11 am Eastern on August 28, as Irene receded from New York City.
MURKY MANHATTAN: Manhattan as seen from Staten Island around 10 am Eastern on August 28, as Irene receded from New York City.
NYC LANDFALL: The GOES-13 satellite captured this stunning visible image of Hurricane Irene (later downgraded to a tropical storm) at 8:32 a.m. EDT, just 28 minutes before Irene's landfall in New York City on August 28, 2011. The image showed Irene's huge cloud cover blanketing New England, New York and over Toronto, Canada. Shadows in Irene's clouds indicate the bands of thunderstorms that surround Irene.
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FLOODED LOT: A big-box store resembled an island in the middle of a pond in this August 28 shot of a flooded parking lot in Union, N.J.
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SUBMERGED VEHICLE: An abandoned car in Union, N.J. at a flooded intersection, on August 28. This area is next to I-78, which also was flooded that day.
BOARDED HOUSE: Most New Yorkers took Irene in stride, but some residents boarded up their homes, as shown here in the Bronx.
TOURISTS ADAPT: Tourists sat on sandbags in front of a store in Times Square area, on Saturday, August 27, prior to Irene's arrival.
TRANSIT SHUTDOWN: New York City shut down more than 660 miles of passenger service tracks.
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ABANDONED BROADWAY: Broadway theaters were dark on Saturday afternoon, August 27. Performances were cancelled Saturday and Sunday due to the imminent arrival of Irene.
HOWLER OF A STORM: "Peaches" howls beside a tree that fell on her owners' house around 1 p.m. Eastern on August 27 in Louisburg, N.C.
IMMINENT LANDFALL: This visible image of Hurricane Irene from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite was taken on August 26, 2011, at 2:05 p.m. EDT, when the tropical cyclone was off the Carolinas.
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