Hurricane Irene Lashes East Coast (PHOTOS)

A man walks across 42nd Street in Times Square in New York on August 28, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hits the city and Tri-State area with rain and high winds. A weakened Hurricane Irene tore Sunday into New York, hammering Manhattan's skyscrapers with fierce winds and threatening to flood the financial district after killing at least nine people along the US east coast.

BOSTON — Hurricane Irene may have been downgraded to Tropical Storm, but she lashed the East Coast with high winds and rains.

More than 12 people were killed by the storm and millions are without power.