2011 Hurricane Season Ends, Irene's Effects Remain

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season has ended and it's a study in contradiction.

The usual targets in the southeastern U.S. were spared, but Irene paralyzed the Eastern seaboard and left behind devastating and deadly flooding across the Northeast.

It was the sixth straight year without landfall of a major hurricane, yet Irene was one of the costliest storms in U.S. history and killed at least 47 people. Irene was not considered a major hurricane because it was not a Category 3 when it made landfall.

There were 19 tropical storms. That's the third-highest number on record. But there was only a slightly higher-than-average number of hurricanes, with six.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 04:33 AM
    Well you can't expect northern people to know what to do with a hurricane.When you live in the southern states, when the news says, GET READY we know to batten down the hatches and everything eles.
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