Death toll from Hurricane Irene rises to 21

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
August 29, 2011 14:11

The death toll of those killed by Hurricane Irene rose to 21 on Monday after it swept through the East Coast.

Over the weekend, the storm left some 5 million homes and businesses without electricity, caused widespread flooding and downed thousands of trees. Suburban New Jersey and rural Vermont were hit particularly hard.


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