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One Year Later, Hurricane Irene Proves It Was Still a Wild Force of Nature [VIDEOS]

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The one-year anniversary of the land fall of Hurricane Irene will take place this weekend. The storm, which barreled up the East Coast, left an estimated 65 million people at risk, according to NOAA. After the storm had cleared, inland communities found themselves facing record-setting flooding. Here's a look at five iconic videos from the states that were hardest hit by Hurricane Irene.

 

New Jersey


 

 
Hurricane Irene made landfall next to Little Harbor in southern New Jersey. Eleven rivers across the state reached record levels. More than 1.46 million residents lost power during the storm. In this video see the flooding caused in Manville.

 

New York

 

 
Hurricane Irene marked the first time that residents of New York City were ordered to move out of the way of a storm. However, upstate New York seemed to face the brunt of the storm. Areas around surrounding the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains saw some of their worst flooding ever. You can see some of the damage in Margaretville in this video.

 

Connecticut

 

 
Connecticut faced a record-setting number of power outages as a result of Hurricane Irene. The storm left 754,000 people in the dark — that's more than half of the state's total population. This video shows the damage in Danbury.

 

Vermont

 

 
Vermont was perhaps the hardest hit state. Nearly every river and stream in Vermont flooded causing widespread devastation. Numerous covered bridges were either damaged or destroyed because of the storm. Watch the collapse of the 200-year-old Lower Bartonsville Covered Bridge into the Williams River.

 

North Carolina

 

 
Tornadoes that were spawned by Hurricane Irene caused severe damage to several communities in North Carolina. This video shows the effects of two separate tornadoes near Columbia and Creswell.

 

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