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3 years 6 months ago

43,000 remain in the dark a week after Irene

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - More than 43,000 households and business along the Eastern Seaboard that lost power during Irene remain without it a week after the storm. Most were in Connecticut, which had about 17,000 customers without power Sunday evening. Virginia had fewer than 12,000 still in the dark....

3 years 7 months ago

45 dead, 2 million still without power

UNDATED (AP) - The deaths and damage from Hurricane Irene continue to mount. An Associated Press tally finds at least 45 deaths related to the storm in 13 states, and at least eight more in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. About 2 million people are still without...

3 years 7 months ago

Irene tests military's revamped disaster response

DENVER (AP) - Helping the East Coast recover from Hurricane Irene will test the military's new plan to avoid the chaos that plagued the response to Hurricane Katrina. The Defense Department says National Guard officers have been appointed as "dual-status commanders" to direct both active-duty and Guard troops helping...

3 years 7 months ago

Atlantic City, NJ, casinos to reopen Monday

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's casinos report little damage from Hurricane Irene, and the 11 gambling halls will reopen Monday at noon after being shuttered for the weekend. They'll first have to go through a long checklist of approvals from New Jersey casino regulators, all designed to...

3 years 7 months ago

Irene downgraded to Tropical Storm

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Irene has lost hurricane strength and made landfall on New York's Coney Island. Forecasters say Irene's winds have fallen to 65 mph. They say Irene should move over New England by the afternoon. Officials also warn that...

3 years 7 months ago

Obama: Getting through Irene will be `tough slog'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has told top members of his administration to keep him up to date through the night on Hurricane Irene. Obama held an evening conference call with Vice President Joe Biden, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano...

3 years 7 months ago

Flight delays and cancellations due to Irene

The effects of Irene are rippling toward Colorado. More than 50 flights have been cancelled out of Denver International Airport today. We're not getting any reports tonight of delays or cancellations out of the Colorado Springs Airport, but if your layover is Denver then you'll want to check that flight....

3 years 7 months ago

NYC to halt subways and buses ahead of Irene

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Commuter transit systems in New York, New Jersey and outside Philadelphia will shut down because of Hurricane Irene. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says public transportation in New York City will shut down Saturday at about noon. According to the governor's office, the Metropolitan Transit...

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