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. s kel

    Your very welcome @Banasy.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    MrR3altalk are you from the west coast?

    August 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    luapnor go to hell ,crap eater.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Don

    Hey Brooke,
    How come no info on New Hampshire and tons on every where else?
    Don

    August 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    If the governments tell you the truth about planed destruction where are the black boxes of the three planes of 9/11

    August 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    i saw the one that hit the pentagon,the prophet.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mmmmm

    looks like willy wonka's chocolate river gone wild...

    August 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. KC

    I wonder why were are not talking about what the government is doing to aid the hurricane victims along the east coast?

    Why you may ask?

    Because a president by the name of Barack Obama and his administration, are doing what should be done for any citizen of this country...help in the time of need. Unlike the Bush's administration, that didn't give a crap about the poor black people who were suffereing in New Orleans. President Obama's administration was well prepared and ready to assist right away.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. s kel

    KC a lot of dregs on here will not agree with you and on what you said......any tea bagger response can GO TO TEA BAG HELL the HATE demons came from. I would love to send them back there.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Al

    Why do we give Hurricanes such nice names? Instead of Irene, why not Idiot, Imbecile, Irritation, etc... Hurricanes bring death and destruction, an insuliting name would be appropriate.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. Black peeps in N'olens

    Only 50,000 people fled from Katrina. 600,000 fled the fires in San Diego. Neither hurricanes nor fires see color...why do you?

    August 31, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Hurricabe victims vs. avg. daily victims

    If the media gave US blow-by-blow hourly updates on how many Americans are murdered, rayped, molested, infected with AIDS, kidnapped, Swindled and robbed, etc., etc., etc...maybe then you would understand, maybe then your opinion would be different and more like mine. I keep myself updated on the real killers.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. Hurricane victims vs. avg. daily victims

    Example: You all know the death toll of Irene to be 43. How many know todays death by murder toll? few. How many know today's death by AIDS toll? fewer still. You would know the answers if major-media reported them...but they don't. 43 by hurricane means is easier for you to swallow than 1,000s by other means.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dr. Philip

    Swallow? Did someone say 'swallow'? Americans swallow the media like they swallow their food, obesely. A well fed person is less likely to have the energy required to protest governmental abuse, peacefully or otherwise. Uncle Sam like's 'em couch potatoed, and obviously the TV does.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dr. Philip

    Should have wrote "overly well fed". At least you can read my writing. he he. Hay! Did you know the reason why Dr's handwriting skills are lacking? They aren't. They could write so that all could read if not for having so little time to write so many prescriptions. The faster they can write, the more prescriptions they can write... equals increased productivity and profit

    August 31, 2011 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
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