Floodwaters finally started to recede from areas of the northeast
devastated by Hurricane Irene but many communities were still underwater
on Wednesday and relief workers battled cut-off roads and raging rivers
to deliver emergency supplies.
National Guard and firefighters rescued hundreds of people from record
flooding in New Jersey yesterday, and Vermont planned to airlift food
and water to inland towns cut off by Hurricane Irene after its
paralyzing rampage through the northeast.
While residents of Greater Boston started yesterday morning with relief
and wonderment of Hurricane Irene’s lackluster impact here, it was a
much different Monday for residents of Western Massachusetts.