Irene's floods linger, Katia brews in the Atlantic
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 01:15
Aug. 30 - Flooding from Hurricane Irene continues in northeastern states as Tropical Storm Katia brews in the Atlantic. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Hurricane Irene is still leaving her mark. The U.S. Northeast is facing record flooding three days after the category one hurricane dumped torrential rains on the region.
The U.S. death toll from the massive storm stands at least 38 people in 11 states and total economic damage could reach $20 billion, according to economists.
In New Jersey, Great Falls National Park looked more like Niagra falls....and the Delaware River swelled in parts of Pennsylvania, flooding businesses and homes located along the riverbanks.
The costly cleanup is bad news for cash-strapped states and local governments fighting a weak economy.
And some potentially more bad news on the horizion, Tropical Storm Katia is brewing over the open Atlantic Ocean, becoming the 11th named storm of the 2011 hurricane season.
Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.
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