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A state-by-state look at Irene's impact
A state-by-state look at the lingering effects of Irene
By The Associated Press

Residents in the East are coping with the lingering effects of Irene, the storm that swept up the coast, first as a hurricane and later as a tropical storm. It knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses and has killed more than 40 people. A state-by-state look at its impact, according to state officials, residents, relief agencies and others:

CONNECTICUT

' Deaths: 2



' Without power: About 260,000 customers as of Thursday, down from 770,000.

' Damage: Minor to moderate flooding; tree limbs blocking roads; coastal homes destroyed.

' "People are angry and I don't blame them. We all depend on electricity." ' Sen. Joseph Lieberman

DELAWARE

' Deaths: 2

' Without power: 140 as of Thursday.

' Damage: Near-record rains and spotty flooding.

' "With the enormous size of the storm, I would have expected a little bit more of a consistent rainfall pattern." ' Steward Lovell, state groundwater supply manager

MAINE

' Deaths: 2

' Without power: About 16,000 as of Thursday.

' Damage: To public infrastructure.

' "When in doubt, throw it out."' Sheila Pinette, director of the state Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on food safety during power outages

MARYLAND

' Deaths: 3

' Without power: About 86,000 as of Thursday.

' Damage: Nuclear reactor brought back online after automatic shutdown when siding blew into a transformer.

' "The consumers of this state, despite drastic increases in rates, are receiving drastic decreases in service." ' state Delegate Pat McDonough in a letter to the Public Service Commission

MASSACHUSETTS

' Deaths: 1

' Without power: About 68,000 as of Thursday, down from more than 500,000.

' Damage: Some roads still impassable; rivers receding.

' "Flooding does not appear to be a danger at this point." ' Scott MacLeod, a spokesman for the state Emergency Management Agency

NEW HAMPSHIRE

' Deaths: 1

' Without power: About 170 as of Thursday morning, down from 175,000.

' Damage: Irene-related Internet service interruptions Wednesday across northern New England; road damage.

' "Visitors should know that they will be able to reach their New Hampshire destinations this Labor Day weekend." ' Gov. John Lynch

NEW JERSEY

' Deaths: 7

' Without power: About 84,000 as of Thursday morning, down from more than 900,000.

' Damage: All major roads to Jersey Shore reopened; part of Interstate 287 remains closed.

' "The whole thing's been a mess." ' Wallington resident Matthew Keenan

NEW YORK

' Deaths: 10

' Without power: Nearly 182,000, down from 945,000.

' Damage: An estimated $1 billion, mostly upstate; 600 homes damaged, 150 major highways disrupted and $45 million in damage to farms.

' "We don't expect a baby in late August. This is very unusual." ' Susan Cardillo, assistant curator of the Central Park Zoo, where a lamb later named Irene Hope was born during the hurricane

NORTH CAROLINA

' Deaths: 6

' Without power: More than 30,000 as of Wednesday evening.

' Damage: Estimated $148 million but likely to grow; Hatteras Island's only road to mainland damaged.

' "Heartache." ' Tobacco farmer Burt Pitt, when asked by Gov. Beverly Perdue what he could get from his damaged field

PENNSYLVANIA

' Deaths: 5

' Without power: More than 55,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.

' Damage: Sporadic to farms and orchards; trees down.

' "We have to get people back into their homes." ' Gov. Tom Corbett

RHODE ISLAND

' Deaths: None

' Without power: More than 52,000 as of Thursday afternoon, down from 333,000.

' Damage: Some along coast; extensive to trees in some places.

' "It's like 'Little House on the Prairie' times, except I'm not enjoying it at all." ' Debbie McWeeney, of Warwick, on the power outages

SOUTH CAROLINA

' Deaths: None.

' Without power: Restored to all, down from 8,000.

' Damage: Less than $5 million in insured damage; boardwalk and beach damage.

' "Certainly you don't need to flee the coast and panic." ' Gov. Nikki Haley last week on no need for evacuations

VERMONT

' Deaths: 3; 2 people missing.

' Without power: Fewer than 5,900 as of Thursday morning.

' Damage: Hundreds of road closed; scores of bridges destroyed or damaged.

' "The scary part was worrying about if we'd run out ' of food, fuel ' and then what? The isolation is the hardest part." ' Amy Wildt, of Rochester, on living in a town cut off by road damage

VIRGINIA

' Deaths: 4

' Without power: About 174,000, down from more than 1 million.

' Damage: Tree damage; moderate flooding.

' "I totally appreciate what they're doing. I understand there's a delay, but don't tell us that it's going on when it's not going to be on." ' Angela Verdery, of Richmond, on the power outages

WASHINGTON, D.C.

' Deaths: None

' Without power: Mostly restored.

' Damage: Mostly to trees; leaks in Washington Monument.

' "We fared much better than we could have." ' Mayor Vincent Gray


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