Irene in images: 25 best storm pics

POSTED: 9:40 PM Aug 28 2011

A furious Hurricane Irene pounded the East Coast this weekend, causing billions in damages and claiming more than 40 lives. Here are the best images from the storm.

Surfer challenges Irene
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Junghun Park/CNN

A surfer decides to surf in rough waters near the Atlantic City, N.J., boardwalk despite repeated warnings by city officials and the mandatory evacuation orders in preparation for Hurricane Irene.


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