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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.

    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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