WESTPORT, CT - AUGUST 30: A man looks out at a closed and damaged beach due to Tropical Storm Irene August 30, 2011 in Westport, Connecticut. While the storm was milder than forecasters and ... more 
WESTPORT, CT - AUGUST 30: A man looks out at a closed and damaged beach due to Tropical Storm Irene August 30, 2011 in Westport, Connecticut. While the storm was milder than forecasters and politicians had predicted, it did cause extensive flood damage and power outages across the region. The storm, which knocked out power to more than 750,000 Connecticut homes and businesses, pounded the state with 60-mile-per-hour winds and drenching rain. Dozens of homes along the coast were destroyed and two deaths in Connecticut have been blamed on the storm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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