Hurricane Irene Leads to 15 Deaths

Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 01:33 PM

 

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Hurricane Irene had led to the deaths of at least 15 people in six states as of Sunday morning:

CONNECTICUT

  • In Prospect, one person was killed in a fire that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said was apparently caused by wires knocked down by the storm.

FLORIDA

  • In Volusia County, 55-year-old Frederick Fernandez died Saturday off New Smyrna Beach after he was tossed off his board by massive waves caused by Irene. The Orlando Sentinel reports the high school teacher had a large cut on his head, apparently from hitting the sea floor.
  • In Flagler County, 55-year-old tourist James Palmer of New Jersey died Saturday in rough surf. Family members say they lost sight of him after he waded into the surf in North Florida. He was pulled to shore and his wife attempted CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

MARYLAND

  • In Queen Anne's County, a woman was killed when a tree fell on a house and caused the chimney to collapse. Another person in the house was not hurt.

NEW JERSEY

  • A woman who had called police early Sunday for help getting out of her flooded car in Salem County was found dead in the vehicle hours later.

NORTH CAROLINA

  • In Nash County, a man was killed after a tree limb fell on him outside his home Saturday morning as outer bands from the storm brought near hurricane-force gusts inland.
  • Goldsboro police say a 15-year-old girl died Saturday afternoon after the SUV carrying her and family members collided with another SUV at an intersection where Irene had knocked out power to traffic lights.
  • Authorities in Pitt County say a man was found dead in his home after Irene's winds toppled a tree onto his house.
  • Another man in Pitt County drove through standing water, went off a road and died after striking a tree on Saturday.
  • A mother in Sampson County died Saturday morning when a tree fell on a car carrying her and two family members.

PENNSYLVANIA

  • A 58-year-old Harrisburg man was killed Sunday morning when a tree toppled onto his tent, state police said. The man was one of about 20 people at a party on private property in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, some of whom who decided to sleep outside.

VIRGINIA

  • Newport News authorities report that 11-year-old Zahir Robinson was killed when a large tree crashed through his apartment shortly after noon.
  • In Brunswick County, a tree fell across a car Saturday afternoon, killing 67-year-old James Blackwell of Brodnax. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
  • Chesterfield County police say a man died at a Hopewell hospital Saturday after a tree fell on a house that he was in.
  • A King William County man killed when a tree fell on him as he was cutting another tree on Saturday night.

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