Hurricane Irene: Wet, deadly and expensive, but no monster

photo Michel Gilbert, from left, and his sons Michael and Isaiah try to move a neighbor's vehicle out of high water as flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Irene hit Huntington, Vt., on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

Slowly, the East Coast surveyed the damage - up to $7 billion by one private estimate. The center of Irene crossed into Canada late Sunday, but for many the danger had not passed.