Leah Hartman, left, helps her friend Jessica Kleemann clean up her home after Tropical Storm Irene flooded her home on Rt.5s in Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Utility companies ... more 
Leah Hartman, left, helps her friend Jessica Kleemann clean up her home after Tropical Storm Irene flooded her home on Rt.5s 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 6:49 PM EDT