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2011 Damage Reports

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Hurricane Irene, Aug. 25th through 28th (death toll as of Sep. 2nd, 2011: 46)

  • Vermont: Some of the heaviest flooding ever seen. Hundreds of buildings destroyed.
  • Connecticut: In Prospect, one person was killed in a fire that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said was apparently caused by wires knocked down by the storm.
  • Pennsylvania: A 58-year-old Harrisburg man was killed Sunday morning when a tree toppled onto his tent, state police said. The man was one of about 20 people at a party on private property in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, some of whom who decided to sleep outside. A man in a camper was crushed by a tree in northeastern Pennsylvania's Luzerne County, state emergency management officials said. Police found his body shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday. A motorist was killed when he lost control of his car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carbon County, skidded over an embankment and hit a tree. State officials attributed the accident to the storm.
  • New York: A man in his 50s was electrocuted in Spring Valley when he tried to help a child who had gone into a flooded street with downed wires. The child was in very serious condition at Westchester Medical Center's burn unit, said a spokesman for the Rockland County Emergency Operations Center. Heavy flooding reports in upstate in several rivers.
  • New Jersey: Celena Sylvestri, 20, of Quinton, called her boyfriend and then 911 early Sunday seeking help getting out of her flooded car in Pilesgrove, police said. Her body was found eight hours later in the vehicle, which was about 150 feet off the road, police said.
  • Maryland: In Queen Anne's County, a woman was killed when a tree fell on a house and caused the chimney to collapse. Another person in the house was not hurt.
  • Virginia: Newport News authorities report that 11-year-old Zahir Robinson was killed when a large tree crashed through his apartment shortly after noon. In Brunswick County, a tree fell across a car Saturday afternoon, killing 67-year-old James Blackwell of Brodnax. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Chesterfield County police say a man died at a Hopewell hospital Saturday after a tree fell on a house that he was in. A King William County man killed when a tree fell on him as he was cutting another tree on Saturday night.
  • Pitt County, North Carolina: Authorities say a man has been found dead in his Pitt County home after winds from Hurricane Irene toppled a tree onto the house. A Sampson County mother and a man in Nash County also were killed by falling trees and limbs. A teen in Goldsboro and a man in Pitt County were killed in traffic wrecks. Also, rescuers in New Hanover County are still looking for a man who fell or jumped Friday night into the Cape Fear River. A mother in Sampson County died Saturday morning when a tree fell on a car carrying her and two family members.
  • Morehead City, North Carolina area: Soybean losses amounted to about 40 percent. Cotton losses were at least 65 percent. Emerald Isle, Morehead City and Beaufort reported the largest figures for damages topping $700,000 in preliminary estimates.
  • Outer Banks, North Carolina: Hatteras Island is not accessible due to multiple areas of overwash on Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. The Town of Duck is not accessible, at this time, because of impassable roads. 280,000 in east Carolina without power.
  • Puerto Rico: Over 1 million without power immediately after Hurricane Irene hits while becoming a cat 1.
  • Eleuthera Island, Bahamas: Heavy damage reported over several parts of the island.
  • Acklins Island, Bahamas: Extreme, heavy damage, up to 90%. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that 90 percent of the settlement at Lovely Bay, Acklins has been wiped out.
  • Mayaguana, Bahamas: Reports from Mayaguana indicate around 90 percent of buildings are damaged beyond repair, according to Gayle Outten-Moncur of NEMA.
  • Cat Island, Bahamas: Ham radio reports of very heavy damage. Flooding has been reported in north Cat Island where Irene has caused serious damage in Arthur's Town and Dumfries. The roof was blown off the Arthur's Town police station when officers tried to leave for another shelter during the storm. Police vehicles were also flooded. The roof of St. Andrew's Church in Arthur's Town was also blown off as high winds ripped through the settlement.

Tropical Storm Emily

  • Martinique: Mudslides kill 1 as of August 3rd, 2011.

Tropical Storm Arlene, Jun. 30th

  • Tampico, Mexico: El Universal news reported that 107,000 electric users from Veracruz & Tamaulipas lost power during the storm but most has already been restored. Several roads were washed out from mud slides. 17 reported deaths as of July 6th, 2011.