Photos: Hurricane Irene travels up the East Coast

Hurricane Irene (2011)
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Hurricane Irene (2011)
  • Montauk, New York
    Montauk, New York

    A lighthouse-shaped building is battered by storm surge and winds from Hurricane Irene in Montauk, New York. Hurricane Irene battered New York with heavy winds and driving rain on Sunday, shutting down the U.S. financial capital and most populous city, halting mass transit and causing...

  • Washington, DC
    Washington, DC

    A fallen tree blocks Vermont St. NW north of Logan Circle after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital. While Hurricane Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has knocked out power to more than 3 million people and is attributed to 10 deaths as it travels up...

  • New York City
    New York City

    Source Caption: A bicyclist rides through water at an intersection near Battery Park in Lower Manhattan in New York as Hurricane Irene hits the city and Tri State area with rain and high winds. New York City resembled a ghost town after 370,000 people were told to evacuate flood-prone areas,...

  • New York City
    New York City

    Residents inspect one of five trees knocked over by high winds from Hurricane Irene in front of the East River Cooperative Village apartment buildings along Grand Avenue in New York City. The hurricane hit New York as a Category 1 storm before being downgraded to a tropical storm.

  • Ocean City
    Ocean City

    Large waves from Hurricane Irene pound the Ocean City pier in Ocean City, Maryland. During the night Hurricane Irene past by the small resort town causing power outages, with minimal flood and wind damage.

  • Ocean City
    Ocean City

    National Guard vehicle patrols the sand covered boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. During the night Hurricane Irene past by the small resort town causing power outages, with minimal flood and wind damage.

  • Virginia Beach, VA
    Virginia Beach, VA

    The sun begins to rise over hotels along the waterfront a day after facing Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA. The hurricane made landfall in North Carolina and Virginia early Saturday morning and has now moved further up the east coast to New Jersey and is on course to...

  • Washington, DC
    Washington, DC

    The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital. Hurricane Irene has left more than 2 million people without power, and today has come ashore in New Jersey and is expected to cause major problems in New York City.

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