After Irene: The Destruction And The Cleanup

Emily Morse shows the damage to her living room.  She and her husband do not plan to return to their flood ravaged home in Prattsville, N.Y. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene Emily Morse shows the damage to her living room. She and her husband do not plan to return to their flood ravaged home in Prattsville, N.Y. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
CBS 2 photographer Don Silverman records the scene on Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene CBS 2 photographer Don Silverman records the scene on Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
A number of homeowners in Prattsville say they don't have the money or energy to rebuild. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene A number of homeowners in Prattsville say they don't have the money or energy to rebuild. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
More damage along Main Street in Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene More damage along Main Street in Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
Not a single home on Main Street in Prattsville escaped damage.(credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene Not a single home on Main Street in Prattsville escaped damage.(credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
Governor Andrew Cuomo with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in Prattsville.(credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene Governor Andrew Cuomo with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in Prattsville.(credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
Rich Bamberger, Governor Cuomo's Communications Director, meets with Prattsville residents. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene Rich Bamberger, Governor Cuomo's Communications Director, meets with Prattsville residents. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
Flood waters from the Schoharie Creek washed through town, destroying the foundations of many homes in Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene Flood waters from the Schoharie Creek washed through town, destroying the foundations of many homes in Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
This garage was washed down to Main Street in Prattsville from a block away.  A Greene County Sheriff's vehicle parked inside was heavily damaged. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene This garage was washed down to Main Street in Prattsville from a block away. A Greene County Sheriff's vehicle parked inside was heavily damaged. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
A flooded car outside a damaged home in Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
After Irene A flooded car outside a damaged home in Prattsville. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Oyster Bay, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
Oyster Bay Cove, NY Irene's destruction is seen in Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880
People stand on the beach at Coney Island at sunrise on August 29, 2011.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
After Irene People stand on the beach at Coney Island at sunrise on August 29, 2011.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Shea Dolan uses a broom to sweep water into the street as they use a sump pump to remove water from a flooded basement caused when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Rockaway Park, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Irene Shea Dolan uses a broom to sweep water into the street as they use a sump pump to remove water from a flooded basement caused when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Rockaway Park, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Workers from the Department of Environmental Protection adjust a drainage hose in the sewer system August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
After Irene Workers from the Department of Environmental Protection adjust a drainage hose in the sewer system August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
A local resident of Red Hook, Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook August 28, 2011 the Brooklyn. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
After Irene A local resident of Red Hook, Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook August 28, 2011 the Brooklyn. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Heavy surf pounds the beach after Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene Heavy surf pounds the beach after Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
An apartment building is covered in sand and mud created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene An apartment building is covered in sand and mud created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
An apartment building is covered in sand and mud created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene An apartment building is covered in sand and mud created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
A child plays near a flooded parking lot created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene A child plays near a flooded parking lot created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
An emergency vehicle is seen outside a flooded parking lot created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene An emergency vehicle is seen outside a flooded parking lot created when Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Harold Harvey walks through the flooded lobby of the Allegria hotel as they deal with the waters brought in as Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Irene Harold Harvey walks through the flooded lobby of the Allegria hotel as they deal with the waters brought in as Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, right, gets set to take off in a NJ National Guard Blackhawk helicopter for a tour of the state's coastline after Hurricane Irene. Lawrence, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
After Irene N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, right, gets set to take off in a NJ National Guard Blackhawk helicopter for a tour of the state's coastline after Hurricane Irene. Lawrence, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Two men survey damage to a pier caused by Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in the Bronx. Witnesses said that "it was like an explosion" when waves, caused by the hurricane, distroyed the pier. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
After Irene Two men survey damage to a pier caused by Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in the Bronx. Witnesses said that "it was like an explosion" when waves, caused by the hurricane, distroyed the pier. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
A jogger runs up Central Park West past a downed tree after Hurricane Irene dumped more than six inches of rain August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
After Irene A jogger runs up Central Park West past a downed tree after Hurricane Irene dumped more than six inches of rain August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A tractor trailor pushes through flood waters outside of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
After Irene A tractor trailor pushes through flood waters outside of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Claus Espinosa (L) and Miguel Aguado from Spain clown around on a downed tree in Central Park after Hurricane Irene dumped more than six inches of rain on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
After Irene Claus Espinosa (L) and Miguel Aguado from Spain clown around on a downed tree in Central Park after Hurricane Irene dumped more than six inches of rain on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A man walks along a sand-swept beach at Coney Island following heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
After Irene A man walks along a sand-swept beach at Coney Island following heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A vehicle drives past a downed tree caused by the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Irene A vehicle drives past a downed tree caused by the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A tree brought down by Hurricane Irene uproots a sidewalk and blocks a neighborhood street on August 29, 2011 in Manasquan, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
After Irene A tree brought down by Hurricane Irene uproots a sidewalk and blocks a neighborhood street on August 29, 2011 in Manasquan, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After Irene Hurricane Irene Slams Into Long Island on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach. New York (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Harold Harvey pulls a plant back into place after flood waters reached the Allegria hotel as Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Irene Harold Harvey pulls a plant back into place after flood waters reached the Allegria hotel as Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Trains remain idle at the Trenton Transit Center due to water on the tracks from Hurricane Irene August 29, 2011 in Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
After Irene Trains remain idle at the Trenton Transit Center due to water on the tracks from Hurricane Irene August 29, 2011 in Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Trains remain idle at the Trenton Transit Center due to water on the tracks from Hurricane Irene August 29, 2011 in Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
After Irene Trains remain idle at the Trenton Transit Center due to water on the tracks from Hurricane Irene August 29, 2011 in Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
The boardwalk is mostly empty at Coney Island following heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
After Irene The boardwalk is mostly empty at Coney Island following heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Water from Hurricane Irene causes flooding in neighborhoods on August 28, 2011 in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
After Irene Water from Hurricane Irene causes flooding in neighborhoods on August 28, 2011 in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
About a mile and a half of the synthetic plank two mile boardwalk in Spring Lake New Jersey was destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
After Irene About a mile and a half of the synthetic plank two mile boardwalk in Spring Lake New Jersey was destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, the nearby Atlantic Ocean and the breaking of local dams on August 28, 2011 covers areas of Spring Lake, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
After Irene Flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, the nearby Atlantic Ocean and the breaking of local dams on August 28, 2011 covers areas of Spring Lake, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Streets of Asbury Park, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
After Irene Streets of Asbury Park, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
A man is pictured with his dogs as people walk on Main Street in Hightstown, N.J. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 to view Peddie Lake after it overflowed from the heavy rains brought on by Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)
After Irene A man is pictured with his dogs as people walk on Main Street in Hightstown, N.J. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 to view Peddie Lake after it overflowed from the heavy rains brought on by Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)
Melvin Flores, 35, uses a pail to scoop floodwaters out of his utility room in his apartment after rain from Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Little Falls, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
After Irene Melvin Flores, 35, uses a pail to scoop floodwaters out of his utility room in his apartment after rain from Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Little Falls, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A security guard hangs on the door of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's SUV in the middle of a flooded street Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Margaretville, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo was riding in the SUV and posted some photos of the heavy flooding on his flickr site. (AP Photo/Dick Sanford)
After Irene A security guard hangs on the door of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's SUV in the middle of a flooded street Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Margaretville, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo was riding in the SUV and posted some photos of the heavy flooding on his flickr site. (AP Photo/Dick Sanford)
A deer is seen in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Lincoln Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
After Irene A deer is seen in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Lincoln Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Gino Borova, left, gives a canoe ride to his neighbor, Tom Soboleski, as they made their way through floodwaters after surveying their houses in Pompton Lakes, N.J., where the Ramapo River crested in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
After Irene Gino Borova, left, gives a canoe ride to his neighbor, Tom Soboleski, as they made their way through floodwaters after surveying their houses in Pompton Lakes, N.J., where the Ramapo River crested in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Harold Harvey salvages what he can from the flooded lobby of the Allegria hotel as they deal with the waters brought in as Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Irene Harold Harvey salvages what he can from the flooded lobby of the Allegria hotel as they deal with the waters brought in as Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After touring the damage from Hurricane Irene, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, speaks during a news conference with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, at a Long Beach firehouse on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Long Beach, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
After Irene After touring the damage from Hurricane Irene, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, speaks during a news conference with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, at a Long Beach firehouse on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Long Beach, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
The ground floor entrance to the Allegria Hotel on West Broadway in Long Beach, N.Y., is covered in mud, after Hurricane Irene swept through Long Island on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
After Irene The ground floor entrance to the Allegria Hotel on West Broadway in Long Beach, N.Y., is covered in mud, after Hurricane Irene swept through Long Island on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Rough surf caused by Hurricane Irene off the coast of Long Beach Island, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
After Irene Rough surf caused by Hurricane Irene off the coast of Long Beach Island, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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