May 29, 9:34 AM EDT
Media & Culture
Hurricane Irene Death Toll Rises to 40 as More Bodies Are Found
By IBT Staff Reporter on 08/30/11 AT 10:38 AM
By Tuesday, the death toll from Irene had risen to at least 40. The sharp increase from initial reports of 25 casualties came as a number of drowned bodies were recovered and several more people electrocuted by downed power lines.