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Hurricane seasons ends, but Irene's effects remain

 FILE - In a Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, a sign reading "make an offer" hangs from a tree near items from a home damaged during floods caused ...
 FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, the flood-damaged Worrall covered bridge, destroyed in August of 2011 by flooding from tropical s...

Hurricane Season Over

FILE - In a Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, a sign reading "make an offer" hangs from a tree near items from a home damaged during floods caused ...

Hurricane Season Ends

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, the flood-damaged Worrall covered bridge, destroyed in August of 2011 by flooding from tropical s...

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season has ended and it's a study in contradiction.
The usual targets in the southeastern U.S. were spared, but Irene paralyzed the Eastern seaboard and left behind devastating and deadly flooding across the Northeast.
It was the sixth straight year without landfall of a major hurricane, yet Irene was one of the costliest storms in U.S. history and killed at least 47 people. Irene was not considered a major hurricane because it was not a Category 3 when it made landfall.
There were 19 tropical storms. That's the third-highest number on record. But there was only a slightly higher-than-average number of hurricanes, with six.


Updated : 2021-10-22 04:59 GMT+08:00