Hurricane Irene

category 3 Atlantic hurricane in 2011
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Hurricane Irene was a 2011 Atlantic hurricane, which reached Category 3 on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale,[1] 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.

Hurricane Irene
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Irene at peak intensity over the southern Bahamas on August 24
FormedAugust 21, 2011
DissipatedAugust 30, 2011
(Extratropical after August 28)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 120 mph (195 km/h)
Lowest pressure942 mbar (hPa); 27.82 inHg
Fatalities49 direct, 9 indirect
Damage$14.2 billion (2011 USD)
Areas affectedHispaniola, 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
Flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in Greenwich, Connecticut


  1. Walsh, Bryan (2011-08-26). "How to Survive Hurricane Irene - Ecocentric -". Retrieved 2011-11-10.