From the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the flooded hills of Vermont, Americans are assessing the damages from Hurricane Irene, with some estimates putting damages likely as high as $7 billion.

Irene left a trail of damage and dozens of people dead after making landfall in North Carolina early Saturday morning and driving up the East Coast over the weekend through the Jersey Shore and even beyond New York City.

Several New Jersey and Vermont communities are still struggling with severe flooding, while North Carolina residents pick up the pieces of their lives.

Take a look at Irene's path of destruction from the barrier islands of North Carolina to the flooded towns of the Northeast: