The Chicago Tribune, 1 September 2011
Publié le :
1 septembre 2011
Brendan McDermid and Scott Malone
"PATERSON, N.J./BRATTLEBORO, Vermont (Reuters) - Floodwaters finally started to recede from areas of the U.S. northeast devastated by Hurricane Irene but many communities were still under water on Wednesday as relief workers battled cut-off roads and raging rivers to deliver emergency supplies.
"The storm battered the East Coast with up to 15 inches of rain on Saturday and Sunday, setting river level records in 10 states, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
"Wide swathes of New Jersey, upstate New York and Vermont experienced the worst flooding in decades, and while many disaster areas began to see waters recede other rivers had not yet crested, the USGS said."