Hurricane Irene in New York

epa02885310 Police check downed power lines from high winds from Hurricane Irene in Montauk on the east end of Long Island in New York, USA on 28 August 2011. The death toll on the US eastern coast had risen to 10 by early 28 August as Hurricane Irene continued to move into the New York City area and towards New England. Five of the deaths came in the state of North Carolina, three others in Virginia and one each in Maryland and in Florida. EPA/PETER FOLEY