Hurricane Irene never hit New York City in the apocalyptic, big-city disaster scenario that Mayor Michael Bloomberg had spelled out late last week, but the storm still managed to leave 5 million homes and businesses without power and at least two dozen dead, according to the Associated Press.
The storm caused some of the worst flooding in a century in Vermont, and also submerged small upstate New York towns that are just now able to take stock of the damage.
This ABC News report, below, shows the frightening flooding in New York and Vermont--including dramatic footage of a covered bridge washing out near Rockingham, Vermont:
A North Carolina road was completely washed out by the storm. You can see flood waters bisecting Highway 12, which connects Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to the mainland, in the video below. The collapse left more than 2,000 people on the island stranded from the North Carolina mainland. Six deaths have been reported in the state, most from falling trees.
Irene moves to Canada as US counts costhttp://news.yahoo.com/york-dodges-irene-18-killed-east-coast-010851568.html
Millions of people were without power along the East Coast after the huge storm -- now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone -- passed over the Big Apple and headed for Canada.