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. luapnor

    Ya know, CNN is headlining Ron Paul's views on FEMA at the same time they are headlining how FEMA's funds are running out. Maybe Sen. Paul has a point??? Maybe we should get the opinions of the people in New Orleans about where the FEMA money really went. FEMA should dissolve. It just makes more money for the aristocraps.

    August 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @Bribarian:
    Gi to the blog that lists the people abd how they died.
    May their souls rest in peace.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dunston

    Well now that I know I'm not ever going to have a cute gf that isn't infected with some disease, but I have my pick of all the less attractive ones clean or otherwise, not to mention no 3way unless I pay for it.. Woooo.. Fun.. I like my heaven better.. You're staying here. I'm going alone.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. slider

    This death and destruction would have been so much worse if not for the President waving his hand and stopping the storm.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    @CNN:

    Fair enough.
    Please don't start with me!
    I *know* I have made many mistakes and have many flaws! 😉

    August 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    slider....
    *Sigh*

    August 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ banasy:
    If it is your birthday, Happy Birthday!
    If it's not–well, what else on here is false.

    August 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @JIF:

    No, it's really my birthday.
    And, thank you.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MrR3alTa1k

    That's crazy. A hurricane is one issue, and that has its fair warning...but the earthquake...wow. What can you do? Nothing prepares you.....maybe we should more attention to those screaming men on DC's Streets, lol, they had some insight, APPARENTLY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1vmR7lACVU

    tell me what y'all think, HONESTLY...do they know something we don't???

    August 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mick

      Did not get a chance to view the youtube video but the signs of the "last days" are here. Please note the 'last days" not the "end of times." The Bible indicates the Earth will survive man's abuse and any natural disasters (Ecclesiastes 1:4, Psalms 37:9,10,29) There are more verses to support this idea but those will get you started.

      August 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mr SandyK

    @banasy Happy Birthday!

    August 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    @Mr SandyK:

    Thank you, sir!
    I hope everything is going well for you!

    August 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. The next President will enforce these laws:

    Say hello to the Seven Universal Laws of Man as listed by the Talmud (Sanh. 56a):
    Prohibition of Idolatry
    Prohibition of Murder
    Prohibition of Theft
    Prohibition of Saxual Promiscuity
    Prohibition of Blasphemy
    Prohibition of Cruelty to Animals

    August 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Already law, just waiting for an enforcer.

    The U.S. Congress officially recognized the Noahide Laws in legislation that was passed by both houses. Congress and the President of the U. S., George Bush, indicated in Public Law 102-14, 102nd Congress, that the United States of America was founded upon the Seven Universal Laws of Noah, and that these Laws have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization. They also acknowledged that the Seven Laws of Noah are the foundation upon which civilization stands and that recent weakening of these principles threaten the fabric of civilized society, and that justified preoccupation in educating the Citizens of the U.S. of America and future generations is needed. For this purpose, this Public Law designated March 26, 1991 as Education Day.”

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

    @BANSAY IS IT REALLY YOUR BIRTHDAY? If so H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!

    August 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    @s kel:

    Yes, it's really my birthday!
    And, thank you!

    August 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
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