Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Irene caused flooding from the Carolinas to the northeastern states. The TRMM satellite mapped rainfall totals from Hurricane Irene from Aug. 27-29, 2011. The heaviest rainfall totals of over 225 mm (~8.9 inches) were located in North Carolina where Irene first made landfall in the United States. Very heavy rainfall resulting in flooding was also evident in the TRMM rainfall map in northeastern states along the hurricane's track.
Credit: Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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