Fact Box : Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene of 2011 was an Atlantic hurricane that left extensive flood and wind damage along its path through the Caribbean, the United States East Coast and as far north as Atlantic Canada. The ninth named storm, first hurricane and first major hurricane of the 2011 season, Irene formed from a well-defined Atlantic tropical wave that showed signs of organization east of the Lesser Antilles.



August 20, 2011


August 29, 2011

Highest winds (1 minute sustained)

195 km/hr

Lowest pressure

942 mbar (hPa; 27.82 in Hg)

Areas affected

Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, eastern United States (Landfalls in North Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York), eastern Canada


54 total


$ 10.1 bn (in year 2011)


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