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President Obama surveys flood-stricken New Jersey

President Barack Obama traveled to flood-stricken New Jersey Sunday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.


Some Vermont residents living 'hour to hour' after Irene

Some Vermont residents living 'hour to hour' after Irene

Tropical Storm Irene destroyed roads and marooned residents in more than a dozen central and southern Vermont towns in a matter of hours. The disaster took four days to unfold on Camels Hump Road, just east of Chittenden County.


FEMA chief: Aid won't be hindered by money issues

The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwindling emergency fund.


Obama, Republicans tussle over paying for hurricane aid

The total damages from Hurricane Irene have yet to be assessed, but already the White House and congressional Republicans are fighting over the ...


More residents evacuate in New Jersey

As the Passaic River in New Jersey threatened to crest to dangerously high levels Tuesday, residents continued to battle the floodwaters that have forced thousands of people to relocate, authorities said.


Irene brings worst flooding in century to Vermont

Irene brings worst flooding in century to Vermont

Almost a dozen New England towns were rendered virtual islands Monday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Irene reshaped parts of Vermont and upstate New York, turning placid rivers into raging torrents and some streets into treacherous mud bogs.


Post-Irene Broadway box office numbers not pretty

New York may have been spared the worst of Hurricane Irene's wrath, but Broadway took a bath.


Stock rise after storm damage is less than feared

Stocks are rising after Tropical Storm Irene wound up being less severe than many analysts had anticipated.


Cleanup begins after Irene’s weekend of destruction

Cleanup begins after Irene’s weekend of destruction

The Washington area began to return to normal Monday after a lashing by the former hurricane Irene, but hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power, and several local school systems were closed


Power slowly being restored to 973000 in Va.

Hurricane Irene knocked out power to nearly 1 million customers in Virginia; it was being restored in some areas today. Dominion Virginia Power said on its website early Sunday that more than 973,000 of its more than 2.4 million customers were without power Sunday morning.


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