Federal and state officials work to access damage left in Irene's wake.
Damage caused by Hurricane Irene is estimated to be in the billions, and the full impact of the storm is still being felt.
More than dozen towns are cut off after roads and bridges washed away in Vermont, while in Connecticut many homes along the shore are now rubble.
Irene's winds were severe, but the storms most dangerous weapon was clearly water.
Bridges were torn away while homes were turned into islands, and in dozens of rivers the water is still climbing.
Millions are without power, thousands pushed from their homes.
Some of those houses are splintered, others hanging on the edge.