Perfect StormIrene Strikes08.26.11Perfect StormIrene StrikesThe massive hurricane battered the East Coast on Saturday, with at least eight dead and millions stranded without power. See astounding photos of the storm’s deadly force and destruction.08.26.11 9:49 PM ETWinslow Townson / APKen Thompson, right, and Ray Morrison make their way along a seawall toward their home in Fairhaven, Mass., as winds from Hurricane Irene batter the shore Sunday morning. Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesIsaac Krinsky navigates the aftermath of Hurricane Irene as he makes his way past New York City's East River Cooperative Village apartment buildings on Sunday. Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesA sailboat is washed ashore near Southampton as Hurricane Irene batters New York's Long Island on Sunday. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP-Getty ImagesHurricane Irene descends on New York City and the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday morning. Chip East / Reuters-Landov Waves and storm surge pound the boardwalk and the beach Sunday morning as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, N.J. John Bazemore / AP,John BazemoreTwo men use a boat to explore a street flooded by Hurricane Irene on Saturday in Manteo, N.C. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA-Landov The Albemarle Sound floods Millers Restaurant shortly after Hurricane Irene barreled through the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday. Eduardo Munoz / Reuters-Landov A woman walks through the rain in Hoboken, N.J., on Saturday. J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times-Landov Ben Farrell holds his daughter Nico Farrell, 18 months old, along City Dock in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday. In background, Jordan Crabtree climbs a pier mooring on City Dock. A man faces strong winds as he makes his way to check out the high surf from Hurricane Irene on Saturday in Virginia Beach, Va. Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun-Landov Ocean waves churn on the shore behind a sand sculpture of Noah's Ark in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday. Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesAn officer with the New York City Parks Department warns people to evacuate in the Rockaways before the arrival of Hurricane Irene. Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesWater in a parking lot enters a storm drain as winds and high tides from Hurricane Irene start Saturday in Ocean City, Md. Charles Dharapak / APA man walks along Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, N.C., Saturday as Hurricane Irene reaches the North Carolina coast. Brendan Hoffman / Getty ImagesSusan Petrella, lower left, near King Neptune statue on Saturday in Virginia Beach, Va. Steve Helber / AP Photo Residents walk along the beach in the Willoughby Spit area of Norfolk, Va., on Saturday. Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA / Landov A row of vacant beachfront houses get lashed by wind, rain, and the rising Atlantic Ocean in Nags Head, N.C., on Saturday. Chuck Burton / AP Photo Boats are bashed against the shore and a dock in Morehead City, N.C., on Saturday. Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA / Landov Waves crash into Kitty Hawk Pier as Hurricane Irene strikes the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Steve Helber / AP Photo Joyce Chase of Chesapeake, Va., right, and Michael Minchew look over the jetty at Rudee Inlet as Hurricane Irene hits Virginia Beach, Va., on Saturday.