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article imagePhoto Essay: Americans capture Hurricane Irene's impact

By David Silverberg     Aug 28, 2011 in Environment
Across the U.S. east coast, Americans snapped photos of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene. From New York to the Pennsylvania, floods overflowed parks and roads became rivers.
As much as mainstream media expertly captured the consequences of Hurricane Irene, photo enthusiasts from across the U.S. were eager to upload their experiences during this crisis. On sites such as Flickr, Americans quickly chronicled the devastation and the environmental damage.
Hurricane Irene has become another example of how crowdsourcing and citizen journalism can tell a story to supplement what the mainstream media publishes.
Below are several photos summarizing how Hurricane Irene devastated various communities across the American east coast:
Hurricane Irene causing flooding in a Bronx park
Hurricane Irene causing flooding in a Bronx park
Edwin Martinez1
A car hit by an uprooted tree in the Bronx  after Hurricane Irene
A car hit by an uprooted tree in the Bronx, after Hurricane Irene
Edwin Martinez1
Flooding in West Harlem after Hurricane Irene passes through
Flooding in West Harlem after Hurricane Irene passes through
Ennuipoet
Hurricane Irene approaching Cobble Hill  NY
Hurricane Irene approaching Cobble Hill, NY
killahkazx
Flooding on Howard Street in Elkton  Maryland
Flooding on Howard Street in Elkton, Maryland
jcantroot
A man looks for treasure during the aftermath of Irene in Monmouth County  NJ
A man looks for treasure during the aftermath of Irene in Monmouth County, NJ
Bob Jagendorf
Hurricane Irene floods the streets of Denville  NJ
Hurricane Irene floods the streets of Denville, NJ
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A New York car tries to protect itself from the oncoming Hurricane Irene
A New York car tries to protect itself from the oncoming Hurricane Irene
flydolce
Hurricane Irene fells a tree in NYC  at Prospect Park West & 15th St.
Hurricane Irene fells a tree in NYC, at Prospect Park West & 15th St.
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A store says what is on its mind about Hurricane Irene in NYC
A store says what is on its mind about Hurricane Irene in NYC
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