Hurricane Irene was a 2011 Atlantic hurricane, which reached Category 3 on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, that struck the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Bahamas, resulting in very serious damage. It also struck the East Coast of the United States and Canada. It formed on August 20 and dissolved on August 29. In summer/autumn 2011, the name Irene was retired from future use. It was replaced by Irma for 2017.
|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 21, 2011|
|Dissipated||August 30, 2011|
|(Extratropical after August 28)|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 120 mph (195 km/h) |
|Lowest pressure||942 mbar (hPa); 27.82 inHg|
|Fatalities||49 direct, 9 indirect|
|Damage||$14.2 billion (2011 USD)|
|Areas affected||Hispaniola, Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, East Coast of the United States, Vermont (Landfalls in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Atlantic Canada)|
|Part of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season|
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