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Storm took a heavy toll

August 29, 2011

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Here’s a look at how Irene affected states other than Massachusetts:

Connecticut ■ Power cut to much of Bridgeport, the state’s largest city, because of flooding concerns at substations. Mayor imposed 8 p.m. curfew.

■ Thousands evacuated along the shoreline, in more than 30 municipalities.

■ National Guard mobilized.

Delaware ■ Apparent tornado damages 15 structures near Lewes. Another touched down in Wicomico County. No injuries reported.

Florida ■ Heavy waves kill a 55-year-old surfer; a New Jersey tourist, also 55, dies in rough surf.

Maine ■ More than 160,000 customers without power by afternoon.

■ Flash flood warnings in northern and western Maine.

Maryland ■ At least 645,000 homes and businesses without power by afternoon.

■ Up to 12 inches of rain fell on Ocean City, which had its first evacuation order since 1985.

New Hampshire ■ More than 100,000 homes and businesses lose power.

New Jersey ■ Irene makes landfall along the New Jersey coast with 75 mile-per-hour winds.

■ Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors and residents.

■ More than 920,000 homes and businesses lose power.

■ A woman, 20, who had called police to ask for help getting out of her flooded car was found dead in the vehicle eight hours later.

■ Atlantic City casinos shut down for only the third time since gambling was legalized 33 years ago.

New York ■ Irene makes landfall near Coney Island.

■ More than 905,000 homes and businesses lose power.

■ Southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway closed for 137 miles from Albany to West Nyack. Northbound lanes shut for 90 miles from Westchester County to Saugerties.

■ Bungalows float down streets in Queens. Rescuers searched for anyone inside.

■ New York’s major airports remained closed; will be reopened this morning.

■ New York City’s public transit system, the nation’s biggest, was shut until at least today.

North Carolina ■ Highest wind gust of 115 miles per hour recorded. Highest rainfall amount is 15.74 inches in Bayboro.

■ More than 400,000 remain without electricity last night.

■ More than 60 shelters were opened open in 26 counties.

Pennsylvania ■ Flooding reported in several counties.

■ More than 500,000 lost power across the state.

■ Six inches of rain fell in Philadelphia. The rainfall came on top of an already single-month record of more than 13 inches.

Rhode Island ■ About 270,000 customers lost power.

■ Mandatory evacuations ordered in some low-lying communities.

Vermont ■ Flash flooding and evacuations ongoing in Southern Vermont.

Virginia ■ Nearly 800,000 without power last night, down from a peak of about 1 million.

■ The Navy ordered Second Fleet to sea to escape the storm.

Washington, D.C. ■ Approach of storm forced delay of dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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