Irene blows through D.C. area

Hurricane Irene's high winds and rain caused property damage and power outages as it blew through the Washington area.

Couches remain soaking wet on the curb on Prince Street in Alexandria, Va, Sunday, August 28, 2011, as Hurricane Irene makes her exit from the region and points northbound along the Atlantic coast, and people start the process of cleaning up after the category one hurricane. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Couches remain soaking wet on the curb on Prince Street in Alexandria, Va, Sunday, August 28, 2011, as Hurricane Irene makes her exit from the region and points northbound along the Atlantic coast, and people start the process of cleaning up after the category one hurricane. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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