BBC News – Irene: Death toll reaches 40 as recovery begins

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Irene has killed 40 people in the US, and authorities warn that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern US states.

More than five million people remain without power, while Vermont is reeling from its worst floods in many decades.

Insurance claims could top $7bn (£4.3bn), the Consumer Federation of America estimated.

via BBC News – Irene: Death toll reaches 40 as recovery begins.

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