At Least 38 Dead From Hurricane

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Goldsboro Police, Wayne County EMS and firefighters from the Rosewood volunteer fire department, gather around the victim of a fatal automobile accident on West Ashe Street near the intersection of I-795 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The two-car accident occurred around 4 p.m. at an intersection where traffic signals were not working due to power outages from Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene had claimed the lives of at least 38 people by Monday afternoon. Nate Silver of The New York Times says Irene is the 5th deadliest storm in U.S. since 1980. A woman was found dead in her vehicle in New Jersey. A fire caused by wires knocked down by the storm killed a man in Connecticut. A woman died Saturday after a tree knocked the chimney through the roof of her home, crushing her. At least six people died as a result of the storm in North Carolina. Two 55-year-old males were killed in Florida, including a surfer.