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East Coast Picking Up Pieces Post-Irene

By Chuck Sudo in News on Aug 29, 2011 4:15PM

Mayor Bloomberg on the subway this morning (NYC Mayor's Office)

Folks on the East Coast are resuming their routines and assessing the damage left behind by Tropical Storm Irene. New York City's subways are back in service after the threat of Irene forced a shutdown of the nation's largest public transportation system.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the subway to work in a show of "see, everything's alright." New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority photographed the flooding to stations and train tracks. Other parts of Manhattan were also flooded, while some daredevils broke out kayaks.

While New York and other cities were spared major damages, folks in the Northeast weren't so lucky. Towns in Vermont and upstate New York are being threatened by flood waters. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin called it the worst flooding in a century, with the state declared a federal disaster area.