Irene, the Category 1 hurricane and the first major Atlantic hurricane of 2011, has barreled though the US eastern coat and New York City which left widespread flooding in several states and at least 18 people dead. Meanwhile, four other millions of people were living without power as a result of storm.
Irene was formed as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph when it stroke over New York. Later, the storm was downgraded to tropical storm status and continued to move to the coast and Canada. On its path, the tropical storm brought roads being washed out and bridges swept away. Irene is the first hurricane since 2008 to make landfall in the continental United States when it first hit east of Cape Lookout in North Carolina. The New York Stock Exchange is announced to be open in Monday morning. Luckily, there were no damage to the National 9/11 Memorial which will be open to celebrate the anniversary of the attacks.
Lower Manhattan is captured in amidst dark clouds on August 28. Irene was the strongest tropical lashing since the 1980s
Flood water is seen in the Queen Elizabeth Avenue as a serious effect of Hurricane Irene in Manteo
Most of rivers and creeks have toward potentially record levels late Sunda as the third hurricane striking the ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years
The New York Stock Exchange is seen on early Sunday August 28. All subway systems are closed for the first time in years but the whole city shut down for the strongest tropical lashing since the 1980s
Hurricane Irene leaf many international and domestics flights cancelled at Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Hurricane Irene also shut down the America's largest city
A taxi is trapped in flood water in Manhattan’s West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city. The torrential rain couple with high winds and tides flooded parts of the city
Two Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority trains are out of work at Trenton train station on Sunday August 28
A family is riding towards a tree brought down by winds in Manasquan, New Jersey
Waves violently crush the damaged pier in Ocean City after the Hurricane Irene hit the Maryland coast overnight
A man tries to take a taxi on Wall Street
Hurricane Irene Slams Into North Carolina Coast