The Neuse River poured over its banks and into the city of New Bern. Several dozen people were rescued from homes as up to 4 feet of water rushed in.
Ferries carry supplies to Hatteras Island after the storm caused breaches in the road connecting it to the mainland
More than 60 shelters were opened open in 26 counties.
Nearly 1900 prisoners evacuated from three coastal prisons.
Last hurricane to hit was Isabel in 2003.
Flooding in several counties in central and eastern portions of the state.
More than 500,000 lost power across the state.
Governor declared state of emergency.
A half-foot of rain fell in Philadelphia. A state of emergency declared by the mayor on Saturday — the first since one triggered by racial tensions in 1986 — was lifted Sunday. The rainfall came on top of an already single-month record of more than 13 inches.
Mass transit serving Philadelphia resumed bus, trolley and subway service, but regional trains to the suburbs still closed.
Philadelphia International Airport reopening Sunday afternoon but no departures scheduled.
Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.
Irene made landfall Sunday as a tropical storm.
More than 270,000 customers lost power.
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency said state weathered the morning high tide without widespread coastal flooding. But officials were keeping a close eye on water levels heading into the high tide expected at about 8 p.m. Sunday.
Federal and state emergencies declared.
Mandatory evacuations ordered for low-lying communities including Bristol, Charlestown, Narragansett, South Kingstown, and Westerly. Other communities have voluntary evacuation orders.
Residents warned to expect prolonged power outages and property damage.
300 National Guard troops on standby.
Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991, which made landfall twice.
Beach erosion reported at high tide Friday evening on Edisto Island and Folly Beach.
About 5,000 customers lost power from storms in Irene's outer bands.
No mandatory evacuations ordered.
Irene moved away from the state Saturday morning.
Last hurricane to hit was Charley in 2004.
Heavy rains began falling early Sunday, with flash flooding and evacuations ongoing in southern Vermont by late morning.
Flooding expected to occur in northern Vermont as the storm moves in that direction during the day. Rivers in northern Vermont should crest late Sunday night or early Monday.
The Red Cross opened shelters, with one in Brattleboro housing about 50 people by midday Sunday.
About 18,000 power outages reported by midday Sunday.
Nearly 800,000 without power early Sunday evening, down from a peak of about 1 million.
Officials say the scope of the damage may not be known for days because some roads could remain impassible and rivers have yet to crest.
Suffolk received 11 inches of rain and other localities east of Interstate 95 received about 5-10 inches.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered for at least 11 communities, including the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, a barrier island dotted with rentals, Accomack on the Eastern Shore, and low-lying areas of Norfolk, Hampton and Portsmouth.
The Navy ordered the Second Fleet out to sea to escape the storm.
Apparent tornado heavily damaged five homes in the Sandbridge area.
Last hurricane to hit the state was Isabel in 2003.
About 30,000 homes and businesses without power.
About 200 trees were down around the city.
Washington National Cathedral officials say Hurricane Irene has not worsened any damage from last week's earthquake that caused significant damage at the church.
Approach of hurricane forced postponement of Sunday's dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
Public transit in nation's capital never shut down.
Last hurricane to hit was Hazel in 1954.
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