Hurricane Irene’s destruction continues: the death toll keeps rising as massive flooding rips away bridges and leaves roads, homes submerged underwater. Irene’s powerful strength has taken many lives, including 20-year-old Celena Sylvestri. According to her family, Celena was driving to her boyfriend’s house when her car was swept off the road and into the Salem River.
Celena desperately called 911, saying she was up to her neck with water, but the storm was too strong for her to hold on. She was overcome by the powerful winds and massive flooding.