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. s kel

    take a chill pill cnn, lol clam down.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. HavPlenty

    Well, the more the world denies God, the worse the world gets. Period!

    August 30, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Amen??

      August 30, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Brent

      Trawlin like a champ!

      August 30, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • nasty joe

      cruel people

      August 30, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Raindeeer121

    Clearly bush's fault.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Raindeeer121

    Mother nature took toll.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Irene

    More American's died choking on their own vomit in these cities than died of hurricane attacks. More of US overdose on drugs every hour than hurricanes kill in a month. Get a clue, we are our own worst enemies. (just because very post doesn't emote compassion doesn't mmean it's not there, bobcat.)

    August 30, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Michael

    The death toll should be 39, not 38. Another American citizen lost her life in Puerto Rico, when Irene came through here. It's rather friggin' annoying that the U.S. media, in general, fails to acknowledge, or most times, to even report what goes on in PR, which is comprised of AMERICAN CITIZENS. The media seems to consider Americans on the mainland as being more important, or Americans here as being LESS important, neither of which is appropriate.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • chakameat

      Sorry but Puerto Rico is an accessory. Its full of drugs and all evil things. The absolute dregs of society are in Puerto Rico, that's why nobody cares about you.

      August 30, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      –> Chakameat. What PR is full of is AMERICAN CITIZENS. The rest of what you spewed is no diff. than NYC, or anywhere else in the U.S. I'm orig. from Indiana. I lived in NJ for over 30 years. The people, and the problems in PR are very much like NJ, or NY. The 1st American citizen killed by Irene was killed here. Period. The fact that you're a mindless bigot doesn't excuse the media from considering the American citizens in PR as being somehow "2nd class", unless they are mindless bigots, as well, which was the point that I was trying to make. Thanks for your assistance.

      August 30, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • JTO

      So is Alabama but they are Americans too. Who are you to judge the value of a life?

      August 30, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. CNNotReally

    @Paul. I have compassion for my uncle who has pancreatic cancer. I have compassion for a lot of people and situations around the wolrld. I don't have compassion for stupid people. It's like having compassion for the dumba$$ who goes scuba diving with Great White sharks – and then bleeds all over the media when he gets hurt. DUH? – Here's an idea: If a hurricane or other natural disaster threatens you or your family............. MOVE. – or get in your car and drive to some safe place until the danger has passed??? Oh wait.... that would require intelligence, my bad.

    How about taking the cost of the gas for those 3 BATTLESHIPS that are driving up to the north coast and giving it to the families that are without homes??!?! What a joke. An aircraft carrier burns over 1Million Gallons of gas each MONTH. Anyone else see that as just insanity?

    August 30, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • BobJ

      You stupid piece of crap – did you expect the entire east coast to evacuate ? The only areas that were evacuated were those in low lying areas because of the extreme danger of flooding, but 54 million people aren't going to evacuate because of a storm, nor should they

      It's a shame you weren't one of the dead, you do not deserve to be allowed to live

      August 30, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • yourewrong

      aircraft carriers are nuclear powered

      August 30, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • alice

      you are an idiot - natural disasters occur all over the world - there is no way to "move" away from any of them... i used to live on the east coast just where the recent earthquake and hurricane hit - but i moved to the midwest, oh wait, there were tornadoes and bad ice storms there, and i moved again, this time to the southwest, where all summer there was terrible drought and wildfires - where else do you suggest I move - to hawaii? oh wait, hawaii has hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes and volcanoes.

      grow a brain dude - we'll all be the better for it!

      August 30, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    Magoo we all know about the dwi, but tired of your racist rants on it. Pre Obamas uncle is a FOOL like YOU . Now go rant on another blog and leave this one about the hurricane, moron.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. Irene

    Fat kills more than hurricanes do, but where's the extended media coverage for the obese?

    August 30, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. Irene

    AIDS kills 40,000 per year. Where's the extended daily coverage for these dead people, and the daily condolences for the loss of life? Oh, I get it. If you cry for 38, you would self-destruct over 40K, so you simply ignore the pandemic(aids) and focus on the weather.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • BobJ

      So what.

      Hopefully you die. Soon

      August 30, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      People have the amazing ability to show compassion in mutiple areas at once. What is your point exactly? This is a horrible event to strike the east coast and northeast, and just because people are concerned about it, does not mean they have forgotten about AIDs or other social ills. Please step down off your high horse, it's sickening.

      August 30, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. That's funny

    @Irene: With all the nonsense going on from "Christians" I have to assume a few things:
    1)Christ isn't real
    2)Christ is ineffective against evil within his ranks
    3)Christ is really the devil putting on a masquerade (Along with Buddha and the rest of them)

    Either way I feel like any politician who hides behind the cross is do doubt hiding for good reason.
    It's very vanilla. In fact I find most of the games and evil going on to be very vanilla and predictable. There is no change to their tactics.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. amanda smith

    It is no humans fault for the weather but dnt judge ppl because they believe strongly in the bible I dnt go to church as much as I should but I dnt knock ppl for their beliefs and u should b ashamed for bashin ppls religion and beliefs that is immoral

    August 30, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. Irene

    I'm just deflecting away from my own evil, so I can focus on other things... Don't get it twisted I am not the least bit compassionate, nor does disease or death bother me.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. Adam

    @Amanda Smith: I most certainly will bash people for their beliefs as they see no problem with bashing mine. Christ cursed God when he was on the cross.. I have yet to do so. What has your religion solved? If you and 70% of the population want to worship Lucifer dressed up as the only son of God then that's your perogative, but please don't make it mine. I'm here because I believed in a snake and now that snake is in control, so I'm stuck listening to its babbling until I die. Where is your savior to save us? He's a car salesman that is asking for money up front, before he delivers any goods. My soul costs more than money, so I want to see some goods before handing it over. Thank you very much. How dare you?

    August 30, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  15. Tasha

    There has now been 1 reported death in New Hampshire from a falling tree

    August 30, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
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