August 28, 2011
A home is submerged in Pine Creek in Fairfield, Conn., as treacherous weather caused by Tropical Storm Irene came through the area on Sunday. Tropical Storm Irene sent sea water flooding into shoreline communities and destroyed oceanfront homes as it surged across Connecticut, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly half the state.
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Early damage estimates from Hurricane Irene are expected to be up to $7 billion.