Gallery: PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

Thankfully, Irene passed through New York City without much damage. Fears of 90mph winds and a massive storm surge were not realized, but there is still significant flooding in many parts of the city and countless trees fell on cars and private property. In fact, costs of damage from the storm could reach $7 billion, according to industry experts, making it one of the 10 costliest disasters in American history, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Most of the losses are expected to come from property in New York and New Jersey because the states have some of the most valuable coastal property along the Atlantic. If your property has sustained any damage at all, be sure to take pictures of the problems in order to make your insurance claims.

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