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So far in 2011, the storm of the hurricane season is Irene, at landfall a Category 1 storm, now a tropical storm affecting the eastern U.S. between August 26 and August 29.
The storm smashed into North Carolina on Saturday, made a second landfall on the Jersey shore followed by Long Island early Sunday morning. It's now working it's way up New England.
CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating the events of Hurricane Irene as it happens. Click ahead for scenes from the storm.
Updated Aug 28 2011
A stream washes over a local bridge and floods the surrounding area in Highland Falls, a village near West Point about 50 miles north of New York City.
Richard Bunting and Alex Hamilton inspect a house that a large tree fell on after a tornado spawned by Hurricane Irene touched down, on August 28, 2011 in Lewes, Delaware.
A view from above a flooded neighborhood near Harrison Street in Hoboken, New Jersey on August, 28 2011 as Hurricane Irene left parts of New Jersey underwater.
A fallen tree which also knocked over a power line is seen on Loughboro Road after Hurricane Irene swept through the area, August 28, 2011 in Washington, DC.
A person walks through a flooded street after Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn, New York.
Residents look at a scene where a large tree crushed a car on August 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Woman struggles through a street flooded with seawater while trying to make her way to her home to check on damage from Hurricane Irene, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
Floodwaters inundating the Bronxville Elementary School, Bronxville, NY as Irene struck on August 28, 2011.
A neighbor surveys the damage around a friend's home in the background as a sailboat is washed ashore as Hurricane Irene arrives on August 28, 2011 in Southampton, New York.
A man clears out belongings from a storm-damaged beach home in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Large waves from Hurricane Irene pound the Ocean City pier, on August 28, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland.
A person walks by downed trees in Brooklyn during heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in New York City.
Rainwater is seen collected beneath machinery at the World Trade Center site on August 28, 2011 in New York City. There was concern that the site could have been flooded by Hurricane Irene.
A dolphin that was stranded on the beach during Hurricane Irene gets help by Crew Hayes, along the beach in Avon, North Carolina, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
The Wall Street bronze bull looks out to an empty Broadway in Lower Manhattan, New York, early August 28, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hit the city and Tri State area with rain and high winds.
The NYSE opened normally on Monday morning.
A family inspects a downed tree in Central Park after Hurricane Irene dumped more than six inches of rain on August 28, 2011 in New York City.
A street signs lays in the street after falling over as Maryland deals with the after-effects of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
A jogger runs past past a boarded Bloomingdales store in New York August 28, 2011 soon after Hurricane Irene passed through the city with rain and high winds.
Firefighters wade through floodwater as they respond to a call of a gas leak during Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Waves crash around a home as Hurricane Irene arrives on August 28, 2011 in Southampton, New York.
A resident rides his scooter through floodwater, left behind in the wake of Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Chris Campbell surveys flood damage to his home and yard from Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
A boat sits in the street, left behind in the wake of Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Branches litter an alley as a result of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA.
The battered shore of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on August 23 after the passage of Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene was downgraded on Tuesday as it lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, but forecasters warned it could still regain power as it approaches the U.S. mainland.
Mobile homes damaged by winds from Hurricane Irene, in New Bern, North Carolina
People shield themselves from blowing sand and rain as they look over the beach during Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
A large tree sits on a gasoline tanker truck, and a string of power lines, after heavy winds toppled it over, on August 28, 2011 in Lothian, Maryland.
Two men wear garbage bags to shield themselves from Hurricane Irene's heavy rain on August 27, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
A fallen basketball hoop lies on the ground in front of a house in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Police cars stand near a damaged power line in Nags Head on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hits the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
An onlooker stands on a pier to get a picture of the beach during Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Blowing sand and rain from Hurricane Irene takes aim at the beachfront in Nags Head, North Carolina.
A local resident of Red Hook, Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Traffic lights swing in the wind in Kill Devil Hills on August 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene approaches the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.
Boats sit out of the water at Pamlico Sound in Buxton, North Carolina, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene made landfall on the North Carolina coast this morning after a night of driving rain and wind in a storm that forced evacuations along the Eastern Seaboard.
The deserted Times Square subway station is seen as Hurricane Irene approaches after the entire city mass transit system was closed on August 27, 2011 in New York City.
A birdhouse lies in the flooded yard of a home in Frisco, North Carolina, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene made landfall on the North Carolina coast this morning after a night of driving rain and wind in a storm that forced evacuations along the Eastern Seaboard.
Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States.
Water in a parking lot enters a storm drain as winds and high tides from approaching Hurricane Irene start hit the area, on August 27, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland. The state of Maryland has declared a state of emergency as heavy winds and surf from Hurricane Irene approaches the coast.
A police officer patrols the beach next to the synthetic plank boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey, which was mostly destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene.
Shelves are nearly out of water at a grocery store in the Rockaways section of the New York City borough of Queens as people prepared for Hurricane Irene on Saturday, the day before the storm blew up the East Coast.
Tape marked 'Danger' guards the beaches in preparation for Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in Wildwood, New Jersey.
People walk along a battered beach in Nagua on August 23 as winds and rain of Hurricane Irene lashed the northern coast of the island of Hispaniola, which the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti.
The Category Two hurricane skirted the north coast of the Dominican Republic with sustained winds of over 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) and moving in a northwesterly direction. Some 7,000 people were evacuated.
In this handout image provided by The Weather Channel, Jim Cantore, an on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, reports on Hurricane Irene from Battery Park in New York City.
The sentiments of Cape May, N.J., are expressed August 26 on this boarded-up storefront in preparation for Hurricane Irene. The Cape May Department of Emergency Management ordered the evacuation of all residents and visitors of Cape May County in anticipation of a direct hit by Hurricane Irene.
Generators were practically flying off the shelves at a Home Depot store in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on August 25 ahead of the expected landfall in the area of Hurricane Irene.
People wait in line for gas during a mandatory evacuation in preparation for Hurricane Irene, August 26 in North Cape May, New Jersey.
A woman carries her baby past a boarded-up restaurant in the Outer Banks town of Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina on August 25 ahead of Hurricane Irene's expected landfall in the area. North Carolina declared a state of emergency, with coastal Dare County ordering thousands of residents to evacuate.
This convenience store hunkers down in preparation for Hurricane Irene, August 26 in Villas, New Jersey.
Two neighboring houses in Spring Lake, New Jersey prepared differently for Hurricane Irene.
Workers hurried to board up a store before heavy winds arrive, on August 26 in Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan ordered a mandatory evacuation for thousands of residents and visitors to leave the oceanfront community, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency.
Scott Richheimer, Kitchen Manager of the Allegria hotel, stands outside the flooded lobby when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach.
A boat sits lodged in trees after being pushed by floodwater into a yard during Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
A worker tapes up the windows of a McDonald's restaurant in preparation of high winds, August 26 in Ocean City, Maryland, where the mayor ordered a mandatory evacuation.
The aftermath: A man photographs the damage, including utility poles downed by the winds of Hurricane Irene in New Providence Island, Bahamas
Uncle Bill's Pancake House makes a statement about Hurricane Irene, August 26 in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.
This McDonald's in North Wildwood, New Jersey, is boarded up August 26 in preparation for Hurricane Irene.
Women run along a sand-swept beach at Coney Island following heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
As the winds gather and the waves rise, Hurricane Irene tee shirts already grace the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, August 26.