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.
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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...
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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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