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Hurricane Irene Wake: Deaths, Flooding, Blackouts State-by-State

Hurricane Irene killed at least 40 people as it moved from the Caribbean through New England, left an estimated $2.6 billion in damage and cut power to almost 8 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast.

North Carolina’s $750 million-a-year tobacco crop may have suffered hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, state officials said. An industry trade group said harm to the cotton crop, the fourth-largest in the U.S., may be “extensive.”