The White House has estimated that
Hurricane Irene will cost federal taxpayers USD 1.5 billion in disaster relief.
The National Guard are using heavy-duty vehicles to bring relief to flood-stricken communities still reachable by road.Aug 31, 2011, 08:53 AM IST
To the north, Vermont contended with what its
governor called the worst flooding in a century.
Financial markets were expected to open as normal, albeit with reduced volume.Aug 29, 2011, 22:02 PM IST
Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said, the US must heed the message of god.Aug 29, 2011, 21:26 PM IST
4.5 million homes along the coast lost power and at least 14 deaths were blamed on the storm.Aug 28, 2011, 23:50 PM IST
Experts said the financial toll would be much higher if there was a direct hit on New York.Aug 28, 2011, 23:19 PM IST
Officials have warned Irene could cause flooding, power outages or worse all along the East Coast.Aug 24, 2011, 21:02 PM IST