Hurricane Irene

2011 | August 28 – September 1, 2011

CDC worked with state and local governments, and other federal agencies to help communities recover from Hurricane Irene.

Irene made U.S. landfall along the East Coast on August 27 and continued to move northeast as a tropical storm.

Irene’s rainfall left more than five million homes and businesses without power for days. According to news reports, more than 40 people died nationally.