Looking back: Tropical storm Irene 2011 news coverage and viewer photos
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August 28 marks the 10th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene hitting the Capital Region. It was a storm unlike many in the area had ever seen.
The storm arrived in the early morning hours that Sunday, with torrential rain and unprecedented area flooding.
Two people were killed in Albany County, and one in Montgomery County. Three people were killed in Vermont.
Homes were washed away in communities like Rotterdam Junction and Prattsville. Some people never returned after their homes were damaged. Entire streets were washed out in some communities.