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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soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. @Irene's troll

    I know who you are. Don't bother ever trying to contact me again, ever. ty

    August 30, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. T-MAN

    The death toll from the storm is zero. The death toll from stupid humans remains at 38. There was ample warning to get out. You don't stand by the edge of rushing water. Class these as STUPIDCIDE>

    August 30, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Marci

      You surely do not know what you are talking about. Do you know how many people died in their own homes because
      trees fell on them. Only people in low lying areas or near water were evacuated for fear of flooding. The nine year old
      boy killed in CT was not in an evacuated area and he was asleep in his own bed when he was killed.. WHO IS STUPID? YOU FOR YOUR STUPID COMMENT

      August 30, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • uhhh

      a lot of the deaths were from falling trees....people in areas not told to evacuate or anything....

      August 30, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • AzHitman

      I wonder how many people actually did stayed behind so that we can get a statistical figure.

      These numbers are small I bet more people die from all sorts of causes each day within these states than Irene took with her.

      August 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teresa

      Your ignorance is only overshadowed by your insensitivity to the despair of those going through the horror of loosing a family member. shame on you

      August 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Follower of Christ

    Thoughts and prayers to all the victims and the families during this time! God is with you!

    August 30, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Oh Enlightened One

      Obviously.... :\

      August 30, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • CalmDog

      Damn. Too bad he couldn't have gotten here a little sooner.

      August 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WOT

    Hatesbiblethumpers, may you forgive who ever hurt you, so you may find peace for your soul! Please you need help and a psy will not aid you!

    August 30, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sheva

    Perhaps Presidential hopeful Bachman could favor us with another "joke" about the storm – shameful! – As are the other unfeeling comments on this post. These are your fellow human beings suffering folks. Give them the dignity you would expect for yourself if something similar happened in your life.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • AzHitman

      Agreed, the only reason why people are laughing and joking is because of the way the White House and Media blew this way out of proportion. East coast looks like they are a bunch of pansies that never been through a hurricane or storm before. This was most likely hyped up to make Obama look like he's actually doing something after 3 years of golfing, photo ops, vacations, and shin digs. Wouldn't want to have that stigma while trying to get re-elected.

      August 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    The news concerning this storm just gets worse and worse as time goes on.
    Again, my sympathies to all who lost loved ones, no matter how they passed.

    I truly hope that the people they left behind do not read these blogs, because if they were trying to get an ounce of compassion, they didn't get that, but they got a lot more than they bargained for.

    @bobcat2u:
    @s kel:

    Hi.

    GTG:
    That's not me, if that's what you thought. I swear on my son's grave.
    I just got on.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    Oh yeah Tboy?? Stupidcide huh. Tell you what, Dive in a large body of water weighted down and tell me how long it took you todrown.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    Hey Bansay, good hearing from you. I cant belive some of the hate that some of these clowns on here are saying. Hello again.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. angrysmell

    trolling lets us all know you are worthless.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Phil v2.0

    And yet a certain presidential hopeful felt it was a good idea to make either light of or use righteous indignation toward a storm that has, for now, been responsible for 40 deaths across the nation, including the majority in North Carolina (red state) and New Jersey (with a Republican governor). At this point, were I to have to choose between that sub-human and Caligula for president, I will proudly wave my "Little Boots in 2012" flag!

    August 30, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. sue

    And Michelle Bachman makes jokes and then defends herself! What a disgrace.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. art96

    well when armageddon comes everyones question will b answered... think about it which side would you like to b on? lets say you do not believe in god, well I dont know which god u r referring to, but there is only one living god. and you will b looking at your loved ones perish and still say there is no god, or how could I have known if it was true or not, then you will know of your ignorance you mentioned throught your life.... that there is no god. as it is written, just like times of noah they didnot believe until.... it started raining.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. s kel

    Umm art96 lol its GOD not god ,but good blog.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kayaker247

    the blowhard rush limbaugh said the government precaution along the east coast is a national embarrassment. I suggest rush is the national embarrassment.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • AzHitman

      I don't listen to limbaugh, but the government precaution along the east coast was blown out of proportion. I can see how he would see it as a national embarrassment of American's fleeing in terror because the White House and Media scared the $#!^ out of them all. The damn Canadians were laughing their butts off, at out the way Americans fled in terror from all the hype, it's like you guys never experienced a storm before in your lives.

      August 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. hi

    for every 1 loss 100 are born

    August 30, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalmDog

      That's great if you're just going for a high total and nothing else, but it's very small comfort to the family of that one dead person.

      August 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
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