Hurricane Irene Flooding

August 29, 2011 by staff 

Hurricane Irene FloodingHurricane Irene Flooding, New Yorkers faced a hellish
Trip on Monday and millions of Americans across the
Northeastern United States remained in the dark and flooded
After Hurricane Irene battered the region before moving to

Canada. Downgraded to a tropical storm and a post-tropical storm
Irene launched eastern Canada, with rain and winds of 50 mph (80 kph)
After killing 20 people in the United States. It cut power to
Five million homes and businesses and cities are choked with
Flooding. Metro New York and air travel at major airports were due
To recover gradually the service from 6 am (1000 GMT), but
not expected that delays and overcrowding. Most
services supply trains were out of town indefinitely.
[ID: nN1E77R0GC] Wall Street was greatly affected as Ground Zero
in the 10 Th anniversary of the attacks of 11 is soon to
observed. Financial markets are open to normal
trade, but the volume is expected to be low. [ID: nN1E77R061] suburban New Jersey and Vermont were particularly rural
drive. The rain flooded the two states after an unusual
Summer rains left the ground soaked and swelled rivers
even before the storm roared through. “It’s very serious for us at the time in Vermont. The top
two-thirds of the state is flooded with the rapid increase
water, which we anticipate will be a problem for the next 24
hours, “said Robert Stirewalt of Vermont Emergency
Management Agency. Numerous state waterways overflow, causing
hundreds of evacuations, and about 40,000 to 50,000
without power. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie said that “we have avoided a
bullet “after dire predictions failed to produce a catastrophe.
However, he urged people to stay home from work as the state
recover and rebuild their battered transport system. “If you do not have to go to work tomorrow, do not go to work
tomorrow, “Christie said at a news conference.” Tomorrow is going
to be a very difficult to travel throughout the State of New
Jersey. “<^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ look at Irene [ID: STORM] Reuters Hurricane Tracker National Hurricane Center skeletonize FACTBOX-time in power cuts [ID: NnN1E77Q05B] Weather Underground: / tropical ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> Parts of upstate New York were still experiencing severe
flooding and the governor, Andrew Cuomo, urged residents of communities affected
areas following the instructions of emergency officials. Floods in New York, New Jersey and Vermont “I urge residents of the Schoharie Valley and near the
Mohawk River to take extreme caution at night and morning.
Follow the instructions of local emergency officials. If ordered
to evacuate should do so without hesitation, “said one
a statement. Rivers and streams in New Jersey is expected to peak in
the next two days, reaching flood levels record or near record
because the ground was already saturated, officials said. It was not immediately clear how much it would cost Irene, but
New Jersey only damage was expected in “billions of
dollars, “Christie said on NBC’s” Meet the Press. “With thousands of homeowners permanent floods
the question of whether insurance policies provide coverage and
if the federal government program can handle the flood
claims. All this happened at a time of austerity in Washington
in states with liquidity problems. New York 8.5 million people are not used to
hurricanes, but the authorities took unprecedented measures to
preparation, including ordering mandatory evacuations and a total of
shutdown of mass transit systems. They have played an important
economic impact. About 370,000 city residents who were forced to leave
their homes were told they could return on Sunday afternoon. Most of the bridges, tunnels, subways and city buses
operating normally. However, the Metro-North and Long Island Rail
Way to remain suspended, stranding passengers. The train service from New Jersey, home to hundreds of thousands
people who travel to New York every day, even
out, although limited bus services is expected to resume. Financial markets expect a reduced volume many people who normally travel to Manhattan is
extremely difficult to get to work on Monday, but
financial markets are expected to open as normal, though
reduced volume. [ID: nN1E77R061] Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there were no reports of
killed or injured in the city, although there are some near
calls. In Staten Island, with boats of firefighters rescued more
60 people, including three children of 21 homes flooded
five feet (1.5 meters) of water. Although weakened before it hit New York, Eddy
storm still packed a hit, especially in districts like
Rockaway Peninsula, a strip of lowland soil exposed to
the Atlantic Ocean on the southeast flank of the city. The authorities closed three bridges leading to the peninsula
before the storm. “It was like being in the hull of a boat,” said Patricia
Keane, 42, who stayed at his home in Rockaway and lost power, but
use generators to power itself and
four neighbors, who had flooded basements. Flooding, fallen trees and power hit New Jersey hard
courts. More than 100 dams were being monitored by spills
water, and a city downriver, Puente Alto,
evacuated, said Christie. The storm knocked out power to at least 650,000 people and
More than 15,000 people were in shelters across the state,
3000 evacuated more than 25 medical centers. Four people died in Pennsylvania, due to
hurricanes, including two men killed by falling trees, a state
official. That brought to 20 the total number of people
killed by the storm, and three deaths in the
Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In North Carolina, where authorities confirmed at least six
storm-related deaths Governor Bev Perdue is expected to
request a federal disaster declaration. The storm dumped up to eight inches (20 cm) of rain in the
Washington region, but the capital of the avoided damage. The strongest impact was on Long Island, New York, a
bedroom community near New York City to become a
playground for the rich and remote areas to the east. After Irene, weather watchers are keeping an eye on
José tropical storm that formed near Bermuda. This year has been one of the most extreme weather
History of U.S., and $ 35 million in losses so far from floods
tornadoes and heat waves.

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