The Coast Guard has reopened Virginia waters to military, commercial and recreational vessels.
A fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is 90 percent contained, thanks to a drenching from Hurricane Irene. But the storm has left firefighters with a new challenge.
Officials say a Maryland man has died and six people have been hospitalized for apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Virginia organizations are helping sea turtles, squirrels and other wildlife affected by Hurricane Irene.
Delaware's governor says he appreciates that beachgoers obeyed an evacuation warning before Hurricane Irene hit, but now he wants them back for the Labor Day weekend.
The Smoky Mountain tourist area has received an unexpected boost from Hurricane Irene as summer-end travelers move away from the storm-battered coast.
Federal officials are sampling water from six rivers along the East Coast to see if the hurricane that became a tropical storm drew harmful substances from sewage into the rivers.
Obama administration officials are traveling to North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont to survey damage and recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene.
There are dozens of insurance companies that provide homeowners coverage in the East Coast states that were hit by Hurricane Irene over the weekend, but a handful dominate the industry. In particular, State Farm has the highest number of policyholders in North and South Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia, according to the Insurance Information Institute, a trade group.
Hurricane Irene is providing a painful reminder that the vast majority of homeowners insurance policies do not cover damage from flooding.
Hundreds of thousands of homes are still without power after Hurricane Irene smashed into the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend, and some might not see the lights turn on again until Friday.
With so much tree damage from Hurricane Irene, there's a good chance you or somebody you know will have to file an insurance claim. But will your insurance company pay to remove a tree, and who pays for the damage if your neighbors tree fell into your yard?
If it wasn't the wind and the rain, it was the rising water that damaged countless homes from North Carolina to Vermont.
Martin Kady, congressional editor for POLITICO
Rob Gould, spokesman for BGE
Tom Graham, PEPCO president
Martin Kady, Congressional Editor, Politico
If you fix it, they will come.
Thomas Grahan, President, Pepco region
Rob Gould, BGE spokesman
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