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Impacts from Irene, state by state

Last Updated 5:03 a.m. Eastern, Monday

Irene, the hurricane that weakened to a tropical storm, thrashed the East Coast, knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses, destroyed piers and killed at least 21 people. Here's a state-by-state look at the storm's impact along the Eastern Seaboard:

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  • Irene made landfall Sunday afternoon on the state's shoreline with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.
  • The storm was blamed for one fire death in Prospect and authorities were looking for a second person who fell off a canoe on a flooded street in Bristol.
  • At least 700,000 customers were without power.
  • Forecasters said it would be days before some parts of the already swollen Connecticut River crest, putting many communities at risk for flooding. National Weather Service issued flood warnings in Windham, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven and Tolland counties.
  • Thousands were evacuated along the shoreline, with more than 30 municipalities directing people to leave their homes.
  • Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
  • State of emergency declared. National Guard mobilized.


    • Delmarva Power is reporting about 15,000 customers without electricity in Delaware.
    • Apparent tornado touchdown damaged 15 structures near Lewes. Another touched down in Wicomico County. No injuries reported.
    • Many schools across the state cancelled classes or planned a delayed opening on Monday.
    • State climatologist Dan Leathers say that streams and rivers in northern Delaware that often flood after heavy rains have already crested and should return to pre-storm conditions in a day or two.
    • Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.


    • In Volusia County, 55-year-old Frederick Fernandez died Saturday off New Smyrna Beach after he was tossed off his board by massive waves caused by Irene.
    • In Flagler County, 55-year-old tourist James Palmer of New Jersey died Saturday in rough surf.


    • Remnants of Irene swept out of the state overnight, leaving more than 200,000 homes and businesses in the dark.
    • Meteorologists estimate that 8-9 inches of rain fell in northern Oxford County. Other areas had totals in the 2-4 inch range.
    • Carrabassett Valley cut-off as bridge collapses on Rt. 27 north of town, and to south, Rt. 27 washed out.
    • Governor declared an emergency.
    • Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.
    • No evacuations planned.
    • Strongest gusts were 64 mph in Turner, 56 mph in Augusta and 52 mph in Portland, the National Weather Service said.


    • Baltimore Gas and Electric and Pepco report about 473,000 customers in the dark early Monday morning.
    • State police reported an apparent tornado touchdown on the lower Eastern Shore; no injuries.
    • National Weather Service warns of flooding in parts of southern and central Maryland and the Eastern Shore.
    • Up to 8 inches of rain on lower Eastern Shore.
    • Maryland Transit Administration says there may be no parking-lot lights or working ticket machines at some MARC stations, and some station tunnels have minor flooding.
    • Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.


    • Gov. Deval Patrick said 15 teams will spread across Massachusetts on Monday to view damage.
    • Power outages peaked at more than 500,000 customers. State's largest utility says it could be a week before power is fully restored to customers.
    • Rising Deerfield River forced officials to evacuate streets in Shelburne and Buckland, while Greenfield officials evacuated a 120-unit assisted living facility.
    • State police shut down a section of Interstate 91 between Greenfield and Sunderland because of rising local waters.
    • In Westfield, low-lying neighborhoods were evacuated amid concerns about flooding from the swollen Westfield River.
    • Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

    New Hampshire:

    • Irene delivered a 63 mph wind gust in Portsmouth, and gusting wind knocked down trees and power lines across the state.
    • More than 165,000 homes and businesses in the dark Sunday night and utilities warned it could be days before service is restored.
    • Officials said two people in Wolfeboro and one in Bedford were seriously injured by flying tree limbs. Another person was hurt while walking in Concord.
    • More than 275 roads, including parts of Routes 302, 16, 112, 114, 2 and 10, were closed because of flooding and washouts
    • Water flowed over the top of a dam in Campton forcing evacuation of a trailer park and elderly housing unit below the dam.

    New Jersey:

    • Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors and residents.
    • 20-year-old woman who had called police to ask for help getting out of her flooded car in Salem County was found dead in the vehicle eight hours later.
    • Late Sunday, more than 866,000 homes and businesses were without power.
    • NJ Transit trains idled by floodwaters. Gov. Christie urges people to skip work Monday if possible as so many highways blocked by flooding, downed trees.
    • Governor says more than 15,000 people in shelters.
    • New Jersey Transit trains and buses shut down.
    • Atlantic City casinos shut down for only the third time since gambling was legalized 33 years ago.

    The banks of the old Raritan are not visible in downtown New Brunswick, N.J., overflowing Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, due to heavy rains from Hurricane Irene. AP Photo/Mel Evans

    New York:

    • More than 900,000 homes without power.
    • Nine local bridges destroyed in Schoharie County and more than 40 roads closed.
    • In Manhattan, some streets flooded, and two major thoroughfares closed.
    • Mandatory evacuation order lifted Sunday afternoon for New York City residents in low-lying coastal areas home to 370,000.
    • John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports open to arriving flights at 6 a.m. Monday. Departures will resume at noon.
    • LaGuardia Airport reopens to both arrivals and departures at 7 a.m. Monday.
    • New York City's public transit system, the nation's biggest, was shut down until at least Monday.

    North Carolina:

    • Hurricane made landfall Saturday morning near Cape Lookout.
    • At least six people killed.
    • More than 400,000 still had no electricity early Monday, with warnings it could take crews days to get all the lights back on.
    • Local officials reported a 13-foot surge from Pamlico Sound into Beaufort County.
    • The Neuse River pours over its banks and into the city of New Bern. Several dozen people had to be rescued from homes as up to 4 feet of water rushed in.
    • More than 60 shelters open in 26 counties.
    • 1,300 prisoners evacuated from two coastal prisons.
    • Last hurricane to hit was Isabel in 2003.
    • Governor headed out on aerial tour of hardest-hit counties.


    • At least four people killed by Irene across the state.
    • Easton and New Hope, on the Delaware River, braced for major flooding predicted to arrive Monday.
    • The Schuylkill River wreaked havoc on Sunday, cresting to more than 15 feet in Norristown and inundating homes with muddy water.
    • Statewide, about 706,000 people lacked power late Sunday afternoon.
    • Governor declared state of emergency.
    • A half-foot of rain fell in Philadelphia.
    • Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.

    Rhode Island:

    • Well over half of National Grid's 480,000 customers in Rhode Island were without power as of Sunday evening.
    • Majority of Rhode Island's traffic signals not working, motorists urged to use extreme caution.
    • Officials warned of tidal surges that could bring significant coastal flooding during the evening high tide Sunday.
    • Federal and state emergencies declared.
    • Mandatory evacuations ordered for low-lying communities including Bristol, Charlestown, Narragansett, South Kingstown, and Westerly. Other communities have voluntary evacuation orders.
    • Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991, which made landfall twice.


    • Almost 50,000 Vermont utility customers were without power early Monday morning.
    • State officials say flood waters have begun to recede.
    • Green Mountain Power did not have to release water from the Marshfield Dam to prevent the dam from failing.
    • The Red Cross opened with shelters, with the one in Brattleboro housing about 50 people by midday Sunday.
    • An estimated 263 roads were closed across the state and at least nine shelters were set up.


    • Power remains out to more than 2 million people across the state early Monday.
    • Four storm-related deaths reported.
    • Officials say the full extent of the damage may not be known for days because some roads could remain impassible and rivers have yet to crest.
    • Suffolk received 11 inches of rain and other localities east of Interstate 95 generally received 5-10 inches.
    • Mandatory evacuations ordered for at least 11 localities, among them the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, a barrier island dotted with rentals, Accomack on the Eastern Shore, and for low-lying areas of Norfolk, Hampton and Portsmouth.
    • Apparent tornado heavily damages five homes in the Sandbridge area.
    • Last hurricane to hit the state was Isabel in 2003.
    • The Navy ordered the Second Fleet out to sea to escape the storm.

    Washington, D.C.:

    • About 30,000 homes and businesses without power.
    • About 200 trees were down around the city.
    • Washington National Cathedral officials say Hurricane Irene has not worsened any damage from last week's earthquake that caused significant damage at the church.
    • Approach of hurricane forced postponement of Sunday's dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
    • Last hurricane to hit was Hazel in 1954.
    • Public transit in nation's capital was to run on schedule Sunday.
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