Hurricane Irene was just a tropical storm by the time it hit New England. But its trip up the East Coast claimed an estimated 35 lives and left a path of destruction whose cost is magnified by a weak economy.
CMP says Irene knocked out businesses as well as homes. CMP will have complete assessment Monday.
Hurricane Irene, which battered the East Coast this past weekend was actually larger, but less intense than, hurricane Katrina.
Tropical storm Irene left Vermont with some of the worst flooding since 1973, perhaps longer.
Cellphones went dead after 400 cell towers went offline in parts of North Carolina and Virginia. But other areas hit by hurricane Irene were mostly spared.
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul questions FEMA's role in disaster management and relief in light of hurricane Irene. Ron Paul says the federal government can't afford it.
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Flood insurance for damages in New Jersey and New York is big question mark. Share of damaged homes covered by flooding insurance not yet known.
New York's public transit was shut down ahead of tropical storm Irene. That may have saved trains and buses from damage, but flooding and downed trees mean the whole system has to be inspected.
With tropical storm Irene past New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lifted his evacuation order. But with public transit still shut down, there's likely to be a tough commute on Monday.