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 | License Photo
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