Irene floods in United States 40 killed

Irene floods in United States 40 killed

Burlington : VT : USA | Aug 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM PDT
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Tropical Storm Irene - West Groton, Vermont

The tropical storm Irene has passed into Canada, after causing havoc on the US east coast from North Carolina to Vermont.

Forty people have been killed and billions of dollars worth of damage during the storm and authorities issued warning of continuation of floods for another three days in the northern states.

More than five million people remained without power, while Vermont is reeling from its worst floods in many decades.

Flood tides damaged homes and cut power to more than three million people in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York alone.

On Tuesday, in Vermont, soldiers were airlifting supplies to towns isolated by washed-away roads.

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Irene floods in United States 40 killed
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