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Brattleboro, VT on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
Brattleboro, VT on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
(AP Photo/The Brattleboro Reformer, Chris Bertelsen)

We’ll have the latest on the damage left behind by Hurricane Irene. The New York City metro area dodged the worst of the storm as it passed through early Sunday morning - but as it moved north through the Hudson Valley and New England torrential rain caused catastrophic flooding. More than a dozen towns in Vermont and at least three in upstate New York are cut off because roads and bridges washed out due to flooding. The first video below shows the horrible flooding in Brattleboro Vermont - the second shows Bennington Vermont.

A new Army Corps of Engineers rating system is about to deliver a near-failing grade to New Orleans area levees despite the government’s $10 billion effort to rebuild the system in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor is standing by his call that no more money be allocated for disaster relief unless it’s offset by spending cuts.  The Washington Post reported this morning that FEMA will need  more money than it has to deal with the damage left by Irene. Cantor told Fox News that “we’re going to find the money,” “we’re just going to need to make sure that there are savings elsewhere to do so.”

What we're watching 8/29

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