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. justathought

    I don't want to be insensitive, but since this topic is getting rather worn I would like to ask a favor. Several days ago a friend emailed me a joke. It said, Windex tip: (big space) If you go nude spray on Windex to keep from streaking. I thought it was cute and emailed my friend: "Do more women than men go nude in their homes when they are alone?" I anticipated my friend's answer and found a forum simular to this with the same question, but more women the men were stangely silent. Mostley wemon told about embarrassing moments. My friend challenged me to do a survey. To please respond to this just leave a notation at the begining of your post as: f/y or f/n or m/y or m/n By the way, I'm male and I live alone and the only time I'm nude is going from the bedrom to the bath for a shower. Thanx

    August 31, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. justathought

    Sorry I should have edited my post better, but I think you understand what I ment.

    August 31, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @ justathought

    Good one.
    It is just that we have been taken aback & grieved by the devastation Irene caused, when we thought that the worst is over.
    I, a male, personally don't go around naked in my home and unfortunately or fortunately havn't glimpsed anyone else in my neighborhood with this urge either.

    August 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the prophet

    stop f...king with my posts

    August 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    Irene visit inspired unscrupulous activity by the utilities companies in the North East as Con Edison and New York State Gas Electric especially, where they are purposely delaying repairs, setting up and extortion scheme to get bailout money,

    August 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. justathought

    =========@prophet=================== How do you know? Irene disaster cleanup has barely started. I think you need some proof of these accusations.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    Irene marched? Im having visions of a fide player and drummer..

    August 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    fife not fide.dang phone.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    Hi raven man where is everybody as my girlfriend says waz up sista yoo da best

    August 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    And justathought:I usta live way out in the woods with no neighbors for miles. Now I live in a more urban setting so Im way more careful. Only way we sleep tho.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    Ya i know whatcha mean about dang phone the only way i know on mine if someone posted back at me is if i make another post

    August 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    And justa thought i have a hot tub on the deck and live in the country So lets just say my wife and i enjoy ourselves out there

    August 31, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    Hey gung hoe! how you doin ? look at the options menu on your phone and click on refresh. that should help keep you current without havin to post.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
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