Remember last year’s Hurricane Irene? Remember how tense everyone was about it, how many people put up those dumb masking tape Xs on their windows? How it was almost universally regarded as something of a dud in New York City? Well, the MTA didn’t think it was a dud. The transit authority was set back $65 million in losses to its infrastructure caused by trees that fell on tracks, and flooded train yards. Among that $65 million is the $27.7 million the MTA will be receiving from FEMA—the rest is to be covered by insurance agencies. Not all of the claims are destruction-related: the authority is also claiming $14 million in lost revenue due to the evening subway service was suspended for the first time. For a kind of disappointing disaster, it sure was expensive. (Photo: Jonathan Percy/Flickr)