Hurricane Irene: Complete Coverage | NBC New York
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011

LI Power Problems Linger; Residents Demand Help

LI Power Problems Linger; Residents Demand Help

Residents on Long Island are struggling to cope without power in the wake of Irene.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011

Irene Delays Opening of Schools Across East

Irene Delays Opening of Schools Across East

Parents may be ready to send their kids back to school, but some schools aren't ready to take them back.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011

Irene's Latest Victim: Man Sucked Into Pipe

Irene's Latest Victim: Man Sucked Into Pipe

At least seven deaths in New Jersey are blamed on Hurricane Irene.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011

Cuomo: Irene Damage Could Total $1 Billion

Cuomo: Irene Damage Could Total $1 Billion

Soon after Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent the federal government a list of escalating costs for Tropical Storm Irene, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in New York, freeing up federal recovery funds.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011

FEMA Chief to Tour NJ; Looting Reported

FEMA Chief to Tour NJ; Looting Reported

Raging floodwaters continued to ravage parts of northern New Jersey as the nation's top emergency management officials Wednesday planned to view the damage left by Hurricane Irene.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011

NJ Transit, Metro-North Make Progress

NJ Transit, Metro-North Make Progress

Workers coming into New York City on commuter rail lines were mostly able to shake off the lingering effects of Tropical Storm Irene Tuesday

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011

Rye Apartment Building Vacated After Flood, Heating Oil Spill

Rye Apartment Building Vacated After Flood, Heating Oil Spill

Flooding is only the start of problems for residents of one apartment building in Rye, NY. Ida Siegal reports.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011

LI Shop Owners Eager To Get Back To Business After Storm

LI Shop Owners Eager To Get Back To Business After Storm

Suffolk County health inspectors are making sure food served in restaurants didn't spoil during power outages.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011

Rye Double Whammy: Flooding, and Putrid Stench

Rye Double Whammy: Flooding, and Putrid Stench

In a Westchester apartment building, the resolution of one problem revealed quite another: just as the floodwaters of Irene were receding, an oil tank exploded, leaving behind thousands of gallons of oil and an...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011

LI Power Outages Could Take Days To Repair

LI Power Outages Could Take Days To Repair

Many are still experiencing power outages after the storm. LIPA says it could take until next week to restore power.

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White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote
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Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint

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