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Hurricane Irene turned out to be more of a rain and flooding event than the wind event many had feared, but it still could crack the list of the 10 costliest U.S. storms if it hits the high end of insured-loss estimates.

The storm made landfall on Aug. 27 in North Carolina and on Aug. 28 in Little Egg Inlet, N.J. and Coney Island, N.Y. as a Category 1 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Irene then weakened to a tropical storm and made its way through the Northeast.

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