Long Cleanup Ahead

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:01pm

Victims of Hurricane Irene continue to dig out.

Thursday was another day of digging out for millions of people along the Atlantic seaboard.

Four days after Hurricne Irene hit the Northeast, many remain cut off and stranded because of flooding or washed out roads.

Unconventional transportation is the only way to get around Pittsfield, Vermont.

The town of 427 remains almost as isolated as four days ago when Irene blew through, wiping out roads and bridges around the town.

National Guard airlifts are delivering food and water to Pittsfield and other towns cut off by flooding.

A lack of electricity is also affecting recovery everywhere Irene went.

Officials estimate 1.7 million homes and businesses up and down the eastern seaboard are still in the dark.

The flooding New Jersey is receding, but ever so slowly.

President Obama gets a firsthand look at the damageSsunday, when he'll tour the hard-hit town of Paterson.
 

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