Frank Hernandez of the Rotterdam Highway Department collects household furniture destroyed by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Utility ... more 
Frank Hernandez of the Rotterdam Highway Department collects household furniture destroyed by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Utility companies continue to bring New York electricity customers back on line, but almost 182,000 are still blacked out four days after Irene pounded the state with drenching rains and high winds. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hans Pennink
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 6:48 PM EDT