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Cleanup continues after weekend hurricane

Residents are cleaning up from Hurricane Irene along the Eastern Seaboard.
The storm caused flooding throughout the region and destroyed some homes on Connecticut's Long Island Sound. One private estimate puts damage throughout the East Coast at about $7 billion.
A weaker Irene then headed for Canada, where in Quebec some 250,000 homes are without power.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is defending his decision to order 370,000 residents to evacuate in low-lying areas. Bloomberg says it was impossible to know just how powerful Irene would be.
Irene had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it hit New York. At least three people were killed in the state as a result of the storm.


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