urricane Irene made landfall on the coast of North Carolina Saturday, churning its way up the East Coast and delivering its share of devastation even though it failed to strike with the force many media outlets were predicting and was downgraded to a tropical storm before hitting New York City Sunday morning: Damages from the storm are expected to climb to more than $13 billion nationally. Here's a look at Irene's path, and what the storm left in its wake:
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