A break down of how states along the east coast are being impacted by Hurricane Irene.
Irene, the hurricane that weakened to a tropical storm, thrashed
the East Coast, knocking out power to millions of homes and
businesses, destroying piers and killing at least 21 people. Here's
a state-by-state glance on how it's affected states along the
-- Irene made landfall Sunday afternoon on the state's shoreline
with winds of 60 mph.
-- Power cut to much of Bridgeport, the state's largest city,
because of flooding concerns at substations. Mayor imposes 8 p.m.
Sunday curfew as crews deal with the problem.
-- Officials warned of possible flooding as a storm surge of 4
to 8 feet coincided with an unusually high tide in Long Island
-- Thousands evacuated along the shoreline, with more than 30
municipalities directing people to leave their homes.
-- State of emergency declared. National Guard mobilized.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
-- About 31,000 homes and businesses without power as of late
-- Apparent tornado damages 15 structures near Lewes. Another
touched down in Wicomico County. No injuries reported.
-- Residents of a small coastal community were left isolated
from their homes after an access road through Prime Hook National
Wildlife Refuge in southern Delaware was washed out.
-- Governor says worst of Irene passed Sunday; he went on a
helicopter tour of affected areas.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999; Tropical Storm
Isabel struck in 2003.
-- Hurricane kicks up heavy waves killing a 55-year-old surfer
when he is tossed off his board; a New Jersey tourist, also 55,
dies in rough surf.
-- Heavy rains reached state Sunday.
-- More than 160,000 customers without power by Sunday
-- Flash flood warnings in effect Sunday for northern and
western Maine. Offshore, seas were expected to build to about 20
-- Strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph expected through the
night and into early Monday.
-- Governor had declared an emergency prior to the storm. No
evacuations were planned. Lobstermen began moving their fishing
gear farther offshore to avoid damage.
-- At least 645,000 homes and businesses without power late
-- State police report 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 12 inches of rain fell on Ocean City.
--Ocean City, following its first evacuation order since 1985,
said Sunday morning that residents and tourists could return.
-- Maryland Transit Administration restored service Sunday after
--Bay Bridge and other bridges reopened Sunday after being shut
down at height of storm.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999; state was pounded by
Tropical Storm Isabel in 2003.
--In Queen Anne's County, an 85-year-old woman was killed when a
tree fell into a chimney, which crashed into the sunroom where she
-- The governor deployed 500 National Guard troops, saying an
additional 2,000 troops would be activated Saturday.
-- Mandatory evacuations were not ordered.
-- Red Cross positioned emergency response vehicles, mobilized
-- Irene reaches southern New England on Sunday.
-- More than 500,000 power customers lose service.
-- Public transportation in Boston shut down Sunday.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
-- Drenching rain and high winds reach state Sunday afternoon.
-- More than 100,000 homes and businesses lose power.
-- No evacuations planned.
-- Governor urged people to stay off the roads and beaches.
-- The Red Cross planned to open four shelters.
-- Organizers of the annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition
condensed the three-night schedule to two, telling competitors
"it's one song for all the marbles."
-- Irene makes landfall along the New Jersey coast near Little
Egg Inlet with 75 mph winds, the first hurricane to make landfall
in the state in more than a century.
-- Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors
-- More than 920,000 homes and businesses lose power.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Irene makes landfall Sunday near Coney Island.
-- Some streets flooded in Manhattan; two major thoroughfares
-- More than 905,000 homes and businesses statewide lose power,
about half on Long Island.
-- Southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway closed for 137
miles from Albany to West Nyack. Northbound lanes shut for 90 miles
from Westchester County to Saugerties.
-- Bungalows float down streets in Queens. Rescuers search for
-- New York's major airports closed Sunday. Three to reopen for
most flights Monday morning.
-- Before the storm, mandatory evacuations ordered for New York
City residents in low-lying coastal areas that are home to 370,000.
Order lifted at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
-- New York City's public transit system, the nation's biggest,
was shut down until at least Monday. The five main New York-area
airports also closed. As of 2:30 Sunday, there was no timetable for
restarting subways or regional rail systems.
-- Hurricane makes landfall Saturday morning near Cape Lookout.
Highest wind gust of 115 mph recorded at Cedar Island ferry
terminal. Highest rainfall amount is 15.74 inches in Bayboro.
-- More than 400,000 remain without electricity early Sunday
evening, down from 560,000.
--Local officials reported a 13-foot surge from Pamlico Sound
into Beaufort County.
-- The Neuse River poured over its banks and into the city of
New Bern. Several dozen people were rescued from homes as up to 4
feet of water rushed in.
--Ferries carry supplies to Hatteras Island after the storm
caused breaches in the road connecting it to the mainland
-- More than 60 shelters were opened open in 26 counties.
-- Nearly 1900 prisoners evacuated from three coastal prisons.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Isabel in 2003.
-- Flooding in several counties in central and eastern portions
of the state.
-- Nearly 700,000 lost power across the state.
-- Governor declared state of emergency.
-- A half-foot of rain fell in Philadelphia. A state of
emergency declared by the mayor on Saturday - the first since one
triggered by racial tensions in 1986 - was lifted Sunday. The
rainfall came on top of an already single-month record of more than
-- Mass transit serving Philadelphia resumed bus, trolley and
subway service; regional trains set to resume Monday.
-- Philadelphia International Airport reopened Sunday afternoon
but no departures scheduled.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
-- Irene made landfall Sunday as a tropical storm.
-- More than 270,000 customers lost power.
-- Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency said state weathered
the morning high tide without widespread coastal flooding. But
officials were keeping a close eye on water levels heading into the
high tide expected at about 8 p.m. 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.
-- Residents warned to expect prolonged power outages and
-- 300 National Guard troops on standby.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991, which made landfall
-- Beach erosion reported at high tide Friday evening on Edisto
Island and Folly Beach.
-- About 5,000 customers lost power from storms in Irene's outer
-- No mandatory evacuations ordered.
-- Irene moved away from the state Saturday morning.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Charley in 2004.
-- Heavy rains began falling early Sunday, with flash flooding
and evacuations ongoing in southern Vermont by late morning.
-- Flooding expected to occur in northern Vermont as the storm
moves in that direction during the day. Rivers in northern Vermont
should crest late Sunday night or early Monday.
-- The Red Cross opened shelters, with one in Brattleboro
housing about 50 people by midday Sunday.
-- About 18,000 power outages reported by midday Sunday.
-- Nearly 800,000 without power early Sunday evening, down from
a peak of about 1 million.
-- Officials say the scope of the damage may not be known for
days because some roads could remain impassible and rivers have yet
-- Suffolk received 11 inches of rain and other localities east
of Interstate 95 received about 5-10 inches.
-- Mandatory evacuations were ordered for at least 11
communities, including the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, a
barrier island dotted with rentals, Accomack on the Eastern Shore,
and low-lying areas of Norfolk, Hampton and Portsmouth.
-- The Navy ordered the Second Fleet out to sea to escape the
-- Apparent tornado heavily damaged five homes in the Sandbridge
-- Last hurricane to hit the state was Isabel in 2003.
-- 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.
-- Public transit in nation's capital never shut down.
-- Last hurricane to hit was Hazel in 1954.
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