Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene Clean-Up Begins, Despite FEMA Funding Concerns [VIDEO]
Hurricane Irene Clean-Up Begins, Despite FEMA Funding Concerns [VIDEO]
Hurricane Irene may end up being one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in U.S. history. Industry experts currently put the storm’s damage at $7 billion to $10 billion; however, much of that destruction may not be covered by insurance because it was caused by flooding and not winds. Flooding is often excluded from standard insurance policies.
Hurricane Irene Aftermath — At Least 44 Dead and Millions Without Power [VIDEO]
Hurricane Irene Aftermath — At Least 44 Dead and Millions Without Power [VIDEO]
Cleanup efforts have begun in communities that were devastated by Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Although trucks and supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are en route, access to some areas has been cut off by floodwaters that washed out or damaged roads and bridges. “Irene was gonna land somewhere. We’re not Manhattan, our small streams quickly became big rivers,” Vermont Gov.
Hurricane Irene Leaves Floods and Mayhem in Its Wake Along East Coast [VIDEO]
Hurricane Irene Leaves Floods and Mayhem in Its Wake Along East Coast [VIDEO]
Before weakening to a tropical storm, the first hurricane of the season hit the Eastern seaboard with torrential rains, strong winds and floods. Hurricane Irene made landfall on Saturday in North Carolina, moved northward along the coast then slammed into Little Egg Inlet, N.J., as a Category 1 storm. Despite predictions, Irene then lost steam as it lumbered toward New England.