Hurricane Irene lessened into a tropical storm before pounding the northeast,  but nevertheless caused considerable damage and power outages across the region.

More than 500,000 people were left without power in Massachusetts and trees are down all over the state.

At least 21 people died from the storm, however no deaths or injuries were reported in Massachusetts.

Due to rampant flooding and debris in the streets, officials fear the danger is not over yet.

President Obama warned that danger is still present in a speech from the Rose Garden earlier today.

Despite the warnings, evacuations have been lifted and businesses are opening up.  The New York Stock Exchange is expected to open as usual tomorrow morning.

About The Author

Brittney McNamara is a Blast Junior Editor

Leave a Reply