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Deaths, fallout from Irene

Deaths, fallout from Irene

The storm: Irene weakened as it passed over New England and reached eastern Canada.

Deaths: At least 21 people in eight states.

Power outages: Seven million people and businesses, from Folly Beach, S.C., to Portland, Maine, lost electricity.

Wall Street: Stock exchanges planned to open today. Wall Street banks and bond markets also said they would be open.

Travel: Airlines planned to resume flights in and out of New York and Boston airports today. More than 11,000 flights were canceled nationwide over the weekend, said FlightAware, which tracks cancellations. Story, 7A

Phones: Wireless networks held up well despite widespread power losses, thanks to battery-powered mobile devices, carriers said.

Insurance: The total damage from the storm may reach $7 billion, said Kinetic Analysis Corp., a consulting firm. Most of the loss will likely come from property in New York and New Jersey, industry experts said. Story, 8A

Shelters: The American Red Cross opened more 150 shelters from North Carolina to Connecticut.

Associated Press and New York Times

Deaths, fallout from Irene 08/28/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 29, 2011 12:06am]
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