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US rescues thousands stranded by Irene

Damaged roads from flooding in Bethel, Vermont. US rescuers battled to reac… A sign advertises help in cleaning-up following Tropical Storm Irene in Wes… A man looks out at a closed and damaged beach due to Tropical Storm Irene i… US rescuers battled to reach thousands cut off by flooding in towns across Vermont, New Jersey and upstate New York as the death toll from Hurricane Irene climbed towards 50. Emergency provisions had to be airlifted to dozens of communities stranded by floodwaters as torrential weekend rains dumped by the massive storm system washed away roads and sent rivers cascading over their banks. President Barack Obama dispatched senior officials to survey some of the…