August 28, 2012

Huffington Post: Hurricane Irene Facts: A Region-By-Region Look At The Storm's Toll

August 27, 2012

Hurricane Irene and its remnants raked the Caribbean, the eastern U.S. and Canada for more than a week a year ago. Though it never hit the U.S. as anything stronger than a minimal hurricane, it killed at least 67 people in all and ranks as the costliest Category 1 storm on record since at least 1980. It caused an estimated $15.8 billion in total damage...

NORTH CAROLINA
Deaths: 7
Damage: At least $1.2 billion
Power outages: 660,000
The center of Irene made its first U.S. landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Cape Lookout on the Outer Banks, a series of barrier islands. The storm cut a breach through Hatteras Island, resulting in the construction of a temporary bridge.

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