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Disaster's Aftermath: Assessing Hurricane Irene's Damage

MINNEAPOLIS — Less than two months after Hurricane Irene barreled up the eastern coastline of the United States, a group of scientists from some of the areas hardest hit presented evidence of the storm's dramatic geological effects on their home states. Full story

Study: BP oil only slowly degrading on Gulf floor

Tar balls washed onto Gulf of Mexico beaches by Tropical Storm Lee show that oil left over from last year's BP spill isn't breaking down as quickly as some thought it would, experts said. Full story

Biden visits as flood-hit Pa. begs for help

Amid questions about how to pay for flood damage and future protection across the U.S., Vice President Joe Biden on Friday visited a Pennsylvania region hit hard by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Full story

Storms deliver blow to Adirondacks, Catskills tourism

The message at the top of The Mountaineer's website says it all. Full story

'I was afraid it was going to kill somebody'

   Residents in Pennsylvania were allowed to return home, Saturday, to access the flood damage from Tropical Storm Lee. NBC's Anne Thompson reports

Susquehanna River crests at a record 42.7 feet

   In the Northeast, entire towns are still submerged after the flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. In Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River reached record levels. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

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In this Dec. 21, 2011 photo, flood debris awaits pickup in front of a Christmas manger scene at a home in West Pittston, Pa. More than three months after Tropical Storm Lee flooded towns up and down the Susquehanna River, many residents are frustrated by the slow pace of recovery and will be out of

Jellyfish on the Ala. coast
Jellyfish on the Ala. coast

A jellyfish is stranded on the beach after being washed ashore by high tides on Dauphin Island, Ala., early Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. Tropical Storm Lee is continuing to meander along the Gulf Coast bringing torrential rains and flooding.