Irene Blamed for 41 Deaths Across 11 States

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011  |  Updated 6:58 AM PDT
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Irene Blamed for 41 Deaths Across 11 States

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The top of a 100-year-old Pea Island life saving station sits washed away from its original location at Hatteras Watersports in Salvo, North Carolina, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.

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Irene's fierce winds and flooding claimed at least 41 victims across 11 states over the weekend.

The dead ranged in age from 11 to 89, many killed by falling trees, weather-related car accidents, drowning or surfing in dangerous waters.

One man in his 50s was electrocuted in New York on Sunday when he tried to save a child who had gone into a flooded street with downed wires.

The child is in serious condition in the hospital.

A father in Pennsylvania was killed Sunday when he pushed his son out of the way of a falling tree branch.

Flooding caused by the storm will remain a big problem in many states for days to come.

Vermont, which saw three Irene-related deaths, experienced its worst flooding in a century.

About 4 million people are without power, and electricity may stay out for days some places, President Obama said. The storm leaves behind billions in damage.

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