Feeling the Weather Women run along the beach at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY following heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, 2011. The storm which had been forecast to strike a tough blow to major cities along the U.S. East Coast, was not as intense as feared in New York City and other metropolitan areas. Still, the storm killed more than 20 people in the United States, cut power to 5 million homes and businesses and choked towns with floodwaters.
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Tree-House A tree sticks out of a house it crashed through due to winds caused by Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28 in Manasquan, N.J.
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Red Hook, Brooklyn Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
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DUMBO Nancy Zakhary and Eddie Lima of Brooklyn wade through flood waters filling the intersection of Main St and Plymouth St in Dumbo Brooklyn.
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Flooded Highway Flooding along route 18 in New Brunswick, N.J. looking north, on Aug. 28.
A police car guards a fire that was ignited by a fallen live electric wire in Old Bethpage, N.Y., after Hurricane Irene moved through the area.
Lee Connors of Red Hook wades through water over two feet deep in front of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in New York City.
A palm frond blows along the beach on Aug. 28, 2011, as the sun begins to rise over the Atlantic Ocean a day after Virginia Beach, Va., faced off against Hurricane Irene.
Hurricane Irene's tropical storm-strength winds ripped up an old tree in the historic town of St. Michaels, Md. Otherwise, damage to the Eastern Shore town was minimal.
Branches litter an alley after Hurricane Irene passed through Virginia Beach, Va. The hurricane made landfall in North Carolina and Virginia early on Saturday.