Visiting storm-torn parts of New Jersey Sunday, President Obama met a largely-friendly crowd that voted for him in 2008. But the state has also elected a high-profile Republican governor, and most people disapprove of his performance.
Although tropical storm Lee is no Irene, Gulf Coast residents remain wary of their first major test since Katrina caused such devastation six years ago. Officials predict extensive flooding.
Insurance companies are likely to end 2011 in the black, despite a string of weather disasters. But insurance companies are expected to raise premiums..
Federal officials began to survey the damage caused by hurricane Irene – from continued power outages to communities still stranded by floodwaters.
Irene's wind and rain damaged East Coast tobacco and corn crops, and flooding has hit New York and Vermont dairy farmers. But the biggest impact on US food prices is still from extreme drought in parts of the South and West.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano praised New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday for the city’s effective response to hurricane Irene.
Damage estimates run in the billions for hurricane Irene, but with flooding the main culprit, a majority of damage will be items not covered by insurance claims, experts say.
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.
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.
Coastal residents from Surf City, N.C., to the Virginia border should be ready for hurricane conditions within 48 hours, forecasters said Thursday morning. Irene is still a Category 3 hurricane, but it has broadened.