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Irene`s federal cost USD 1.5 bn: White House

The White House has estimated that
Hurricane Irene will cost federal taxpayers USD 1.5 billion in disaster relief.

Helicopters rush food, water to cut-off Vt. towns

The National Guard are using heavy-duty vehicles to bring relief to flood-stricken communities still reachable by road.

Irene`s death toll jumps; US towns battle floods

To the north, Vermont contended with what its
governor called the worst flooding in a century.

New York City gets back to business after Irene

Financial markets were expected to open as normal, albeit with reduced volume.

‘Irene is God`s message for Washington’

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said, the US must heed the message of god.

After Irene: Severe flooding is feared within days

4.5 million homes along the coast lost power and at least 14 deaths were blamed on the storm.

Irene damage could be `tens of billions`: US guv

Experts said the financial toll would be much higher if there was a direct hit on New York.

Evacuations begin on tiny NC island ahead of Irene

Officials have warned Irene could cause flooding, power outages or worse all along the East Coast.

Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico; could hit US

In the US, Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to hit Florida.