Picking Up The Pieces

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 3:14pm

Crews work to restore power and clear roads in wake of Hurricane Irene.

For storm-stricken residents from the Carolinas to New England, the day after Irene is just the beginning of a long road back.

Eastern states are counting on the federal help promised by President Obama.

"I'm going to make sure that FEMA and other agencies are doing everything in their power to help people on the ground," Mr. Obama promised.

The head of FEMA says it's going to be a huge job with a huge price tag.

Lawmakers from both parties are promising to spend what's needed.

For many communities the threat of flooding continues.

New York's trains and subways are still struggling to get up and running, as are many airlines.

Millions are without power and could remain that way for days.

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