Irene update: Death toll at 43; 2.85 million still without power
Hurricane Irene unleashed floodwaters in Shelburne, Massachusetts.
August 30th, 2011
06:42 PM ET

Irene update: Death toll at 43; 2.85 million still without power

[Updated at 6:42 p.m. ET] The death toll from Hurricane Irene stands at 43 across 12 states, with officials in New Hampshire reporting a death linked to the storm.

Here is a state-by-state tally of the deaths:

New York - 8
New Jersey - 7
North Carolina - 6
Pennsylvania - 5
Virginia - 4
Vermont - 3
Connecticut - 2
Delaware - 2
Maryland - 2
Florida - 2
Massachusetts - 1
New Hampshire - 1

Authorities are trying to determine whether an additional death reported in New York is connected to the storm.

Read details of the deaths.

[Updated at 6:13 p.m. ET] The death toll stands at 42 across 11 states, with officials in Maryland linking a second death to the storm.

[Updated at 3:44 p.m. ET] A total of 2.85 million customers still are without power because of Hurricane Irene, the U.S. Department of Energy says.

[Updated at 2:48 p.m. ET] The death toll from Hurricane Irene stands at 41 across 11 states, with officials in Florida linking a second death to the storm.

[Updated at 2:46 p.m. ET] The death toll from Hurricane Irene stands at 40 across 11 states, with the New York State Office of Emergency Management reporting two more deaths in the storm.

[Updated at 10:23 a.m. ET] A total of 3.3 million customers are still without power due to Hurricane Irene, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

[Updated at 8:59 a.m. ET] Emergency officials report at least 38 people in 11 states have died as a result of Hurricane Irene.
North Carolina - 6
Pennsylvania - 5
Virginia - 4
New York - 6
Vermont - 3
Connecticut - 2
New Jersey - 7
Maryland - 1
Florida - 1
Massachusetts - 1
Delaware - 2
Authorities are trying to determine whether an additional death reported in New York is connected to the storm.

[Updated at 7:42 a.m. ET] Emergency officials report at least 36 people in 10 states have died as a result of Hurricane Irene.
North Carolina - 6
Pennsylvania - 5
Virginia - 4
New York - 6
Vermont - 3
Connecticut - 2
New Jersey - 7
Maryland - 1
Florida - 1
Massachusetts - 1
Authorities are trying to determine whether an additional death reported in New York is connected to the storm.

[Updated at 7:24 a.m. ET] Authorities in Massachusetts have confirmed another death related to Hurricane Irene.

A man was electrocuted in the town of Southbridge after he touched the railing of an aluminum porch that also had been struck by a power line, said Peter Judge, a spokesman for the  Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

The death brings CNN's tally of hurricane related deaths to 28.

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  1. ChrisTheITGuy

    I live in Jacksonville, FL and I know of 2 deaths reported due to Irene. Both due to rip tides off the Jacksonville Beaches.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. jamie

    Any life lost is an utter waste, I only could wish that CNN had the belief that a life lost due to Irene outside of the US would count. Several Islands in the Caribbean saw people die as is the case in Canada, but with most Americas they don’t beleive they count.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • julloa78

      Every country worries for their own citizens, we are their first priority. I am pretty sure CNN has news about other countries affected by the hurricane, you just need to click on CNN International.

      August 30, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Andulamb

      There was a plane that crashed recently where all passengers and crew survived. I saw an article about the crash on some foreign media site, and it contained a statement that was something like "No Jamaicans were killed." Which, yes, seems silly when a country other than your own does it. But I guess the idea is that you have to tell your audience what they want to know. If any Jamaicans have friends or relatives who are traveling and there's a plane crash, obviously they want to know if they have any cause for worry. Same for Americans. But yes, after a country says how many of their own have died in some tragedy, they SHOULD go on to cite the total number killed.

      August 30, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. PASTOR KENNEDY

    the massive flooding of the great lakes&irene is the act of God,please log on to jesusislordradio.info.org.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • g

      why is your god punishing people? is he bipolar? that would explain religious logic behind god, all gods are bipolar, they are all loving at one moment, and then bring on death and destruction the next. I'll say no thanks to your bipolar god.

      August 30, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • GW

      Why does jesus need radio to get his message out? Can't he just tell Bachmann?

      August 30, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • caw

      So...why would I WANT to worship a god who kills infants and children, allows people to starve throughout the world. Who allows people to kill in his name?

      Either God does not exist or he is responsible for the suffering in the world. Either way, he's not someone to worship.

      August 30, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      So since NYC was spared and NC wasn't, are we to take from this that God is endorsing gay marriage?

      August 30, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Raindeeer121

      This is by far act of you talking stupid

      August 30, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Marci

    To the families and friends of those loved ones that persihed in this storm, may you find peace from the memories you

    cherish. There will always be cruel, insensitive people in this world as apparent in some of these comments. Many

    people complained that the news media went overboard with their coverage. I believe the situation could have been

    much worse. As it happens, lives were lost, homes were lost, massive flooding in areas and millions of power outages.

    Unfortunately, some people do not understand how fortunate they may be that they did not lose a loved one. ♥

    August 30, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. victums murdered by using Hurrycane

    Recently, by using Afghanistan War and political Economy or Recession, the Jewish opportunists and criminal artists did committed mass killings and Cultural Genocides against innocent Christian Ethiopians in Canada, America and elsewhere.

    They planned these before, to help Black Slave Descendants by collaborating with East-Indians, Philippines and others.
    Recently, they recruited even the above collaborated groups for Police positions, to protect them from their wrong doings.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • SayWHAT?!

      Please check your tinfoil hat for holes, I think it has a leak in it.

      August 30, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. sorrowmate

    I thought before Irene came and wondered how many ppl would die when Irene hits...sorry for those unlucky ppl...RIP

    August 30, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. aNN

    it's strange NY was not impressed by the storm yet they had one of the highest death tolls. Glad I moved from Manhattan , evil people

    August 30, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • wolfloversk

      NYC was not impressed... NY state had the highest number of American deaths. The flooding was worse outside of NYC, mostly in Upstate New York. Unfortunately I haven't seen many articles outside local news on those areas since they ruralish- though they do include some of the bigger cities.

      Schoharie County was particularly devastated, as was Rensselear and Albany counties. But in NYC it was better than predicted- not saying it wasn't bad there too, but people expected worst there and better inland. It turned out the opposite was true

      September 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. marty

    thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims from georgia

    August 30, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. dale

    What do u mean about darwin groupies? Are u making fun of someone elses tragedy? Are u that cold hearted? U really need to give some explanation to your seemingly uncaring comment. Thank GOD the hurricane was not a cat three at landfall. The entire east coast would be in shambles right now. Thankyou LORD JESUS!!!!!!!

    August 30, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      how do you know it's from Lord Jesus himself? Keep your word and faith to yourself otherwise asked.

      August 30, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • caw

      And why did GOD create the hurricane to start with?

      August 30, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. marty

    thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims

    August 30, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. Magoo

    Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle Charged With Drunken Driving, Held by Immigration Officials! Liberal slanted CNN is MUM AS USUAL!!!! But Fox News tells it like it is! YOUR NEWS IS BEING CENSORED BY A LIBERAL MEDIA COMPANY Go have a look for yourself!

    August 30, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Cedar Rapids

      Well this story is about Hurricane Irene so you wont find any mention of it here.

      August 30, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • detada

      Magoo, your thick glasses must have not prevented you from bumping your head on something very hard, a bunch of times.

      August 30, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • steve harnack

      You're right, this isn't the all-anti-the-President-all-of-the-time site, so what are you doing here?

      August 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dabney Tyree

    Let us all as a Nation send prayers of strength and comfort 2 the hurricane victims...GOD SPEED!!!

    August 30, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. darkstar3000

    The lost of life sucks esp to the people who thought they were far enough from the Hurricane to be affected. I experienced a tornado out of no where at FLW, MO and that was pretty bad. No place to go, not enough time to evacuate. Now if you stayed behind to ride out the storm and died, that was your personal choice, chalk it up to freedom. You will not draw much sympathy for everyone else. Call us cold, but dead is dead. You would have called me something else if I would have told you, your life was not worth a 65" TV. Death and dispair is something we see daily, esp with 10 years of war on our shoulders. Your life is your responsiblity.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Latinatoo

    There was one death in Puerto Rico.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. Irene

    Irene was nicer to these cities than many of their own inhabitants are. (gangstas, pimps, ho's, etc., etc., etc.)

    August 30, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
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