Irene rocks East Coast, causes massive damage
NBC NEWS — Irene dmg
Hurricane Irene may have come and gone, but the problems remain all across the East Coast.
Damage caused by Hurricane Irene is estimated to be in the billions and the full impact of the storm is still being felt.
More than dozen towns are cut off after roads and bridges washed away in Vermont, while in Connecticut, many homes along the shore are now rubble.
Irene's winds were severe, but the storms most dangerous weapon was clearly water, too quick and too much.
Water rushed through the middle of towns, washing away roads and evens cars. Bridges were torn away, while homes were turned into islands. In dozens of rivers, the water is still climbing.
Early estimates are Irene left $7 Billion of damage in its wake.