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Hurricane Irene Storm Surge in Greenwich, CT
Flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in Greenwich, Connecticut

Hurricane Irene was a 2011 Atlantic hurricane, which reached Category 3 on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, that struck the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Bahamas, resulting in very serious damage. It also struck the East Coast of the United States and Canada. It formed on August 20 and dissolved on August 29. In spring 2012, the name Irene was retired from future use. It was replaced by Irma for 2017.

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