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E. Coast begins Irene cleanup

E. Coast begins Irene cleanup

The New York Times

Published Aug 28, 2011 11:35PM MDT

Sealevel, N.C. • As Tropical Storm Irene drenched New York and New England on Sunday, the states where the hurricane first made landfall faced a sun-drenched — yet often powerless — day to assess loss of life, property damage and widespread inconvenience that, while significant, fell short of the worst forecasts of catastrophe.
The three-day count of deaths related to the storm rose to at least 16 in six states, with five fatalities reported in North Carolina, four in Virginia, three in New Jer...

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