A state-by-state look at Irene's impact

AP News
Posted: Sep 01, 2011 7:59 PM
A state-by-state look at Irene's impact

Residents in the East are coping with the lingering effects of Irene, the storm that swept up the coast, first as a hurricane and later as a tropical storm. It knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses and has killed more than 40 people. A state-by-state look at its impact, according to state officials, residents, relief agencies and others:


_ Deaths: 2

_ Without power: About 260,000 customers as of Thursday, down from 770,000.

_ Damage: Minor to moderate flooding; tree limbs blocking roads; coastal homes destroyed.

_ "People are angry and I don't blame them. We all depend on electricity." _ Sen. Joseph Lieberman


_ Deaths: 2

_ Without power: 140 as of Thursday.

_ Damage: Near-record rains and spotty flooding.

_ "With the enormous size of the storm, I would have expected a little bit more of a consistent rainfall pattern." _ Steward Lovell, state groundwater supply manager


_ Deaths: 2

_ Without power: About 3,700 as of Thursday.

_ Damage: To public infrastructure.

_ "When in doubt, throw it out."_ Sheila Pinette, director of the state Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on food safety during power outages


_ Deaths: 3

_ Without power: About 86,000 as of Thursday.

_ Damage: Nuclear reactor brought back online after automatic shutdown when siding blew into a transformer.

_ "The consumers of this state, despite drastic increases in rates, are receiving drastic decreases in service." _ state Delegate Pat McDonough in a letter to the Public Service Commission


_ Deaths: 1

_ Without power: About 42,000 as of Thursday, down from more than 500,000.

_ Damage: Some roads still impassable; rivers receding.

_ "We weren't prepared; shame on us." _ Lisa Matthews, of Foxborough, whose family has had to shower at work or at a relative's house and charge cell phones in a car


_ Deaths: 1

_ Without power: About 170 as of Thursday morning, down from 175,000.

_ Damage: Irene-related Internet service interruptions Wednesday across northern New England; road damage.

_ "Visitors should know that they will be able to reach their New Hampshire destinations this Labor Day weekend." _ Gov. John Lynch


_ Deaths: 7

_ Without power: About 70,000 as of Thursday, down from more than 900,000.

_ Damage: Partial estimate of 5,000 homes damaged by flooding.

_ "The whole thing's been a mess." _ Wallington resident Matthew Keenan


_ Deaths: 10

_ Without power: Nearly 182,000, down from 945,000.

_ Damage: An estimated $1 billion, mostly upstate; 600 homes damaged, 150 major highways disrupted and $45 million in damage to farms.

_ "We don't expect a baby in late August. This is very unusual." _ Susan Cardillo, assistant curator of the Central Park Zoo, where a lamb later named Irene Hope was born during the hurricane


_ Deaths: 6

_ Without power: About 26,000 as of Thursday evening.

_ Damage: Estimated $148 million but likely to grow; Hatteras Island's only road to mainland damaged.

_ "Heartache." _ Tobacco farmer Bert Pitt, when asked by Gov. Beverly Perdue what he could get from his damaged field


_ Deaths: 5

_ Without power: About 25,000 as of Thursday.

_ Damage: Several roads closed.

_ "We usually go camping for Labor Day. Not this year. I've already camped for five days." _ Deb Englert, who has been without power since Sunday morning


_ Deaths: None

_ Without power: More than 52,000 as of Thursday afternoon, down from 333,000.

_ Damage: Some along coast; extensive to trees in some places.

_ "It's like `Little House on the Prairie' times, except I'm not enjoying it at all." _ Debbie McWeeney, of Warwick, on the power outages


_ Deaths: None.

_ Without power: Restored to all, down from 8,000.

_ Damage: Less than $5 million in insured damage; boardwalk and beach damage.


_ Deaths: 3; 2 people missing.

_ Without power: About 3,700 as of Thursday afternoon.

_ Damage: Hundreds of road closed; scores of bridges destroyed or damaged.

_ "The scary part was worrying about if we'd run out _ of food, fuel _ and then what? The isolation is the hardest part." _ Amy Wildt, of Rochester, on living in a town cut off by road damage


_ Deaths: 4

_ Without power: About 144,000, down from more than 1 million.

_ Damage: Tree damage; moderate flooding.

_ "I totally appreciate what they're doing. I understand there's a delay, but don't tell us that it's going on when it's not going to be on." _ Angela Verdery, of Richmond, on the power outages


_ Deaths: None

_ Without power: Mostly restored.

_ Damage: Mostly to trees; leaks in Washington Monument.