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Hurricane Irene
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Irene at peak intensity over the southern Bahamas on August 24
Formed August 21, 2011
Dissipated August 30, 2011
(Extratropical after August 28)
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 120 mph (195 km/h)
Lowest pressure 942 mbar (hPa); 27.82 inHg
Fatalities 49 direct, 9 indirect
Damage $14.2 billion (2011 USD)
Areas affected Hispaniola, Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, East Coast of the United States, Vermont (Landfalls in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Atlantic Canada)
Part of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season
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 summer/autumn 2011, the name Irene was retired from future use. It was replaced by Irma for 2017.


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