Peter J. Solomon Photos

Dan Sullivan of Medford, left, posed with three Oklahomans who came along with a crew from Joplin, Mo., to help — Denny Tuthill of Tulsa, Ralph Mitchell of Chelsea, and Kenny Owens of Vinita. Bridget LeRoy

Because Irene was a tropical storm, insurance claims will be processed under the standard provisions of a homeowner’s insurance policy rather than under provisions covering hurricanes, which are typically subject to high deductibles. Durell Godfrey

A tree that toppled into James and Sandra Conklin’s house on Dayton
A tree that toppled into James and Sandra Conklin’s house on Dayton Lane missed Ms. Conklin by a matter of feet. Morgan McGivern

At the height of the storm, the ocean flowed into the Ditch Plain community through the town parking lot at the East Deck Motel. T.E. McMorrow

A large tree fell into this house on Dayton Lane in East Hampton Village. Morgan McGivern

Waves Spilled Into Montauk Streets, Trees Lost, But Impact Not Severe
Montauk motel, Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28 2001
An oceanfront motel in Montauk was seen at low tide following the departure of Irene. David E. Rattray

Hurricane Irene's impact could recall that of the Great New England Hurricane
1938 Hurricane East Hampton
East Hampton's Main Street lost 164 trees during the 1938 Hurricane as houses, vehicles, and other property sustained heavy damage. The East Hampton Star