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The aftermath of Hurricane Irene(25 images)

Hurricane Irene likely will be among the costliest catastrophes in U.S. history, analysts say, adding that much of the damage may not be covered by insurance. At least 43 deaths have been attributed to Irene.

A home without a roof is seen after a tornado, touched off by Hurricane Irene, tore the beach house apart in Sandbridge, near Virginia Beach, Virginia, on August 28, 2011. Irene is blamed so far for eight deaths despite doing relatively little damage in North Carolina and Virginia. Irene is currently battering New England. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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A family in Ocean City , New Jersey wade through water a they walk from their home after Hurricane Irene left many flooded streets August 28, 2011. The Category 1storm did not damage the Jersey Shore as much as expected, however massive flooding is expected. UPI/John Anderson
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Sightseers look at the high waves on the beach in Atlantic City , New Jersey after Hurricane Irene left the area August 28, 2011. The Category One story did not damage the Jersey Shore as much as expected, however massive flooding is expected. UPI/John Anderson
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A man stands on a downed tree in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Takoma Park, Maryland on August 28, 2011. The Category 1 storm left half a million people without power in the D.C. area. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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