Hurriccane Irene Pounded New York City, 26 Killed In East Coast – Photos

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On Sunday August 28, 2011, the center of Hurricane Irene passed over the Central Park in New York City at midmorning with the storm packing 65 mph winds.

Heavy rains flooded some areas in New York City.

At least 26 people were killed in the US East Coast so far because of the hurricane.

The hurricane also caused some tornado.

Some areas in the U.S. East Coast are still flooded.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: A view of rough surf and the Statue of Liberty from Valentino Pier in Red Hook Brooklyn as the skies clear in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in New York City. The hurricane hit New York as a Category 1 storm before being downgraded to a tropical storm. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images
A couple stands in floodwater along the seawall in Battery Park as Hurricane Irene passes through New York, Sunday, August 28, 2011. Battery Park City and other areas in Battery Park have been evacuated in advance of the storm. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
 A local resident of Red Hook, Betty Walsh, crosses a flooded street in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. AFP
Jimmy Kaplow, left, and David Korostoff, both of New York, step through standing water at the Bethesda Fountain area in New York’s Central Park as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A bicyclist makes his way past a stranded taxi on a flooded New York City Street as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
A security guard hangs on the door of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SUV in the middle of a flooded street Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Margaretville, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo was riding in the SUV, and posted some photos of the heavy flooding on his flickr site. Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Irene forced hundreds in the Hudson Valley from their homes, caused widespread power outages, closed 137 miles of the state’s main highway and swelled creeks and rivers to previously unseen levels. (AP Photo/Dick Sanford)
Two Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority trains sit in water on flooded tracks at Trenton train station Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Trenton, N.J., as rains from Hurricane Irene are causing inland flooding of rivers and streams. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
 People wade through flood waters at the intersection of Main St and Plymouth St in Dumbo Brooklyn after Hurricane Irene hit the New York City Area  Aug. 28, 2011
Hotel employees work to clear water from a flooded area of the Allegria Hotel after flooding from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York August 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene battered New York with heavy winds and driving rain on Sunday, shutting down the U.S. financial capital and most populous city, halting mass transit and causing massive power blackouts as it churned slowly northward along the eastern seaboard. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Rising water laps over the sea wall at Battery Park, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in New York. Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and rapidly rising seawater that threatened parts of the city. The rumble of the subway system was silenced for the first time in years, the city all but shut down for the strongest tropical lashing since the 1980s. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Eddie Lima, left, and Nancy Zakhary wade through a flooded area near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to take some pictures, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig
The ground floor entrance to the Allegria Hotel on West Broadway in Long Beach, N.Y., is covered in mud, after Hurricane Irene swept through Long Island on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Residents walk through a flooded street on Coney Island after Hurricane Irene hit New York. AFP
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Red Hook residents wade through flood waters filling the intersection of Van Brunt and Bowne St in Red Hook Brooklyn in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
A street stands deserted as Hurricane Irene hits in Brooklyn, in New York. AFP
A New York City taxi is stranded in deep water on Manhattan’s West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan
A man walks on top of a wall next to a flooded highway in New Brunswick, N.J., Aug. 28, 2011, as heavy rains left by Hurricane Irene are causing inland flooding of rivers and streams. Flood waters rose all across New Jersey on Sunday, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Hurricane Irene weakened and moved on, leaving 600,000 homes and businesses without power. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A security guard hangs on the door of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SUV in the middle of a flooded street Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Margaretville, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo was riding in the SUV, and posted some photos of the heavy flooding on his flickr site. Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Irene forced hundreds in the Hudson Valley from their homes, caused widespread power outages, closed 137 miles of the state’s main highway and swelled creeks and rivers to previously unseen levels. (AP Photo/Dick Sanford)
Streets of Long Beach Island, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Rivers and creeks surged toward potentially record levels late Sunday as Irene, just the third hurricane to come ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years, charged to the north and left behind a mess — and a sense that the state got off relatively easy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Streets of Asbury Park, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
A person searches for anyone who may be occupying the building as raging flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene cross Route 100, closing the main road to traffic in Waitsfield, Vt., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Sandy Macys)
A Fairfield Beach Road home is submerged in Pine Creek in Fairfield, Conn. as treacherous weather caused by Tropical Storm Irene came through the area on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011. Tropical Storm Irene sent sea water flooding into shoreline communities and destroyed oceanfront homes as it surged across Connecticut on Sunday, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly half the state. (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Cathy Zuraw)
Denise Robinson clears out her destroyed beach home in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach after Hurricane Irene hit Virginia Beach, Va., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Officials speculate that a tornado swept through the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A flooded road is seen in Hatteras Island, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, after Hurricane Irene swept through the area Saturday cutting the roadway in five locations. Irene caused more than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast to reportedly lose power over the weekend, and at least 11 deaths were blamed on the storm. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
In this photo provided by Bill Deery, an historic footbridge is washed away by flood waters from Topical Storm Irene at Mt. Anthony Country club in Bennington, Vt., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. The remnants of Hurricane Irene dumped torrential rains on Vermont on Sunday, flooding rivers and closing roads from Massachusetts to the Canadian border, putting parts of two towns underwater and leaving one young woman swept away and feared drowned in the Deerfield River. (AP Photo/Bill Deery
A building is flooded by water that rose above the banks of the St. Jones River in Dover, Del., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, after Hurricane Irene dumped several inches of rain along the Delaware coast overnight. Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday, leaving treacherous flooding and millions without power. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Lechelle Spalding stands in front of her flooded home on the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene after it left the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Hurricane Irene Kills 8, Aims For New York-Photos

Packing winds of up to 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour, Irene was a weakened but still deadly category one storm when it made landfall at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, near a chain of barrier islands

On Saturday August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene was a deadly category one storm when it made landfall at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, near a chain of barrier islands.

At least eight people were killed so far.

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Irene knocked out power supplies for some 900,000 people, triggered the cancellation of more than 8,000 flights, and forced nearly two million people to evacuate.

A tornado as a result of Hurricane Irene touched down in the Old Orchard Road and New Road area west of Lewes, Del. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 damaging several homes and uprooting trees. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Chuck Snyder
A boey that sits at the end of the Ocean City jetty is toppled over due to heavy surf caused by the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland. Hurricane Irene killed at least eight people along the US east coast, cut power supplies to nearly a million and churned toward a direct hit on an anxious New York city. The Coney Island Wonder Wheel looms in the background as residents walks along the platform to catch one of the few remaining subway trains for the day while evacuating before the arrival of Hurricane Irene Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Coney Island section of New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A combination photo shows the surf at (EST) 15:40 (top) and 18:50 as Hurricane Irene approaches Ocean City, Maryland August 27, 2011. Irene, packing winds of near 80 miles per hour, was a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale and was churning north-northeast at 16 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Molly Riley
People walk as it rains in Hoboken in New Jersey August 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene charged up the U.S. East Coast on Saturday toward New York, shutting down the city, and millions of Americans sought shelter from a huge storm that halted transport and caused massive power blackouts. REUTERS/Kena Betancur
Summer resident Jody Bowers braces himself from a blast of sand and driving rain as he makes his way to the beach in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene reaches the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Abandoned beach front houses are surrounded by rising water as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Waves crash onto a beach in Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the Maryland coast. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits August 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene charged up the U.S. East Coast on Saturday toward New York, shutting down the city, and millions of Americans sought shelter from a huge storm that halted transport and caused massive power blackouts. REUTERS/Peter Jones
Rain from Hurricane Irene pounds the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley
Floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene cover a sidewalk on a street in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley
Sandbags surround one of the entrances to the New York Stock Exchange, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New York. Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind as strong as 115 mph (185 kph) and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north, Philadelphia and New York City-area authorities readied a massive shutdown of trains and airports, with 2 million people ordered out of the way.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Storm clouds loom over lower Manhattan, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New York. Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind as strong as 115 mph (185 kph) and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north, Philadelphia and New York City-area authorities readied a massive shutdown of trains and airports, with 2 million people ordered out of the way.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene cover an intersection in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. Irene, packing winds of near 80 miles per hour, was a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale and was churning north-northeast at 16 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Molly Riley
A truck drives through a flooded roadway near Rudee inlet as Hurricane Irene hits Virginia Beach , Va., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to confront cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms. (AP Photo/Steve Helber
A high water sign is seen partially submerged on a street in Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the Maryland coast. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A National Guard vehicle plows through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley
Floodwaters from the Albemarle Sound rise over a mini golf course at dusk on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene leaves the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
People wade through a street flooded by Hurricane Irene Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Manteo, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Floodwaters rise at dusk from the Albemarle Sound on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Floodwaters rise at dusk from the Albemarle Sound on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
The Arr-Mac water rescue team from Wayne County maneuvers around a beached boat in the middle of Hwy. 304 Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Mesic, N.C. New York City emptied its streets and subways and waited with an eerie quiet. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)
Two men use a boat to explore a street flooded by Hurricane Irene Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Monteo, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Floodwaters surround this pickup truck on Hwy 55 Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New Bern, N.C.(AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Firefighters wade through floodwater as they respond to a call of a gas leak during Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Hurricane Irene hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, as a category one hurricane around mid-day today causing wind damage and flooding. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The canopy from the Days Inn blew off Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Washington, N.C. AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)
A travel trailer tipped over into a flooded area on Hwy 55 Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New Bern, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)

Hurricane Irene Nears North Carolina – Photos

Map showing the path of Hurricane Irene, which is projected to advance to the US east coast at the weekend

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Hurricane Irene is still a dangerous Category 1 as storm nears North Carolina.

Hurricane warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York.

A lone beachgoer is seen in Nags Head, N.C., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 after evacuations in preparation for Hurricane Irene have left the area mostly deserted. The full force of Hurricane Irene was still a day away from the East Coast but heightened waves began hitting North Carolina's Outer Banks early Friday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Hurricane Irene's outer bands reach Kill Devil Hills, N.C., early Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it nears the North Carolina coast but forecasters say it remains extremely dangerous. Hurricane warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York, and evacuation orders covered at least 2.3 million people, including 1 million in New Jersey, 315,000 in Maryland, 300,000 in North Carolina, 200,000 in Virginia and 100,000 in Delaware. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
Heavy rains and wind from Hurricane Irene whip the sand on the beach at Pawleys Island, S.C., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Hurricane Irene began lashing the East Coast with rain Friday ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Hurricane Irene's outer bands reach Kill Devil Hills, N.C., early Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

Hurricane Irene Pounds The Bahamas – Photos

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As of 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, the Category 3 Hurricane Irene was centered about 65 miles (105 kilometers) east-northeast of Nassau in the Bahamas.

Early Thursday, the storm was thrashing the Bahamas with widespread damage reported on at least two southern islands, the Acklins and Crooked islands >>>please click here<<<.

Now the monstrous Hurricane Irene is heading to the US East Coast Seaboard  threatening 65 million people along a shore-hugging path from North Carolina to New England.

A man walks along a seaside park as Hurricane Irene passes to the east of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. Irene is pounding the Bahamas as a Category 3 hurricane. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A man walks along the waterfront as Hurricane Irene passes to the east of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. Irene is pounding the Bahamas as a Category 3 hurricane. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Residents Ash Henderson, right, and Ioana walk past a downed tree in their neighborhood as Hurricane Irene passes to the east of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A man stops to photograph a downed utility pole as Hurricane Irene passes to the east of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Hurricane Irene downed trees as it passed through Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, to the east of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A truck drives through a deserted downtown as Hurricane Irene passes to the east of Nassau, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Hurricane Irene Hit Turks, Caicos Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, And Bahamas-Photos

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Irene barreled through the Turks and Caicos Islands late Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane, blowing off some roofs, flooding roads and downing power lines.

In Puerto Rico, Irene caused heavy flooding, landslides and Gov. Luis Fortuno said on Wednesday that 765 people remain in shelters, two days after he declared a state of emergency.

In the Dominican Republic, flooding, rising rivers and mudslides have prompted the government to evacuate nearly 38,000 people.

In Bahamas, Capt. Stephen Russell tells The Associated Press that the Category 3 hurricane had at least caused 90 percent of the homes in the settlements on Acklins and Crooked islands severely damaged or destroyed >>> please click here for updated photos <<<.

Irene was expected to become a Category 4 hurricane by Thursday as it passes over the northwestern Bahamas en route to the eastern U.S. coast, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

Raging waves whipped up by Hurricane Irene batter the seafront in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday.
People walk around a beach in Nagua, Dominican Republic after the hurricane on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
Residents search for their belongings in their damaged houses in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic after they were flooded by an overflowed river due to the passing of Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010. Flooding, rising rivers and mudslides have prompted the Dominican Republic government to evacuate nearly 38,000 people and more slides were likely in coming days because of days of intense rain from the storm system. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
A resident of the flooded Madre Vieja neighborhood in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic stands on the roof of his house after the passing of Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
A house in the Moscu neighborhood of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic is seen under water of an overflowed river after the passing of Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
A resident of the Madre Vieja neighborhood in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, wades the water of an overflowed river after the passing of Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
Water from waves that crashed over the barrier wall fill a street as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
A man walks where a wave sprays the street as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)