1. Storm Watch

    Holocaust Survivor Dies in Irene Flood

    Image #: 15158997    epa02887780 A vehicle drives along what is left of Route 112 in Halifax, Vermont, USA 29 August 2011. The North River (R) swelled with rain waters from the remnants of Hurricane Irene and washed away much of the roadway.  EPA/CJ GUNTHER /LANDOV

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    Two days after the storm blew through, the death toll of Hurricane Irene continues to rise as rivers flood upstate New York and Vermont. Forty people are now said to have died as a result of the storm, including an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor who drowned at a cabin in the Catskills. Three of those deaths occurred in Vermont, where many towns are cut off by the flooding. “It's just devastating," said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. "It’s probably the toughest flooding that we've seen in the state of Vermont in our history." In Guilderland, N.Y., a couple clung to a tree for two hours, screaming for help as floodwaters rushed by, until they were finally rescued.

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