Irene Leaves Cities Flooded In Its Wake

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Schuylkill River flooded onto paths nearby after Hurricane Irene passed through Philadelphia. (Flickr user riekhavoc)

Hurricane Irene left neighborhoods, towns and cities flooded along the eastern seaboard. Philadelphia was one of the worst hit in terms of floods, with bodies of water like the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers climbing to ten feet or more above normal levels. States like New Jersey and Vermont are also experiencing Irene-triggered floods.

Jeremy Roebuck, writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, joins us to discuss the damage in Philadelphia. Kevin Sack, national correspondent for The New York Times, also joins us, to tell us which states experienced the worst of the flooding from Irene.


Jeremy Roebuck and Kevin Sack

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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