A woman walks past a shop on Third Avenue that has been boarded up in New York City in advance of Hurricane Irene on Saturday. Irene has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage all along a densely populated arc that includes Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and beyond. At least 65 million people could be affected.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Saturday, August 27th, 2011
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Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday, leaving treacherous flooding and millions without power — but an unfazed New York and relief that it was nothing like the nightmare authorities feared.