August 31st, 2011
09:23 AM ET

States struggle with Irene aftermath as floodwaters surge

Despite sunny skies, flood warnings remained in effect Wednesday for areas of several states hard-hit by Hurricane Irene, as authorities struggled to clean up and rebuild roads and bridges in the aftermath of the storm.

"Nobody that got hit with this flooding dodged a bullet," Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, said Wednesday. "Loss of life, extensive damages, homes flooded ... it may not have been as big a deal on the coast, but these flood areas definitely got hit hard."

Irene killed 43 people from Florida to New England as it marched up the Eastern Seaboard over the weekend, dumping torrential rains. Some of the worst flooding struck Vermont, New Jersey and upstate New York.

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  1. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    You gave a wife AND a girlfriend?


    Female, from shower to bedroom to get dressed.)Or undressed, as the case may be.)
    Too many people in my house to just be a nude dudette.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    If you have a Blackberry, you can also just hit R to refresh.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    Thanks raven but my sanyo phone dont have that button Heck if i want to type a y i have to hit the key 3 times Oh well if i didnt do this i couldnt argue with jif

    August 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Hey banasy did you get my post from the other site dont know whats up people dont seem tn want to communicate

    August 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    I just seen that you got my post from the other site glad to see i made someones day

    August 31, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    Gung hoe: you sure? weird that ya dont have those options..Im usin an old dinosaur Sanyo (katana)too,whatkinda phone you on ?Use the T9 option so ya dont hafta scroll thru letters. and the refresh option should be in your menu?

    August 31, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
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