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Tropical Storm Irene: Flash floods hit New York state

29 August 2011 Last updated at 15:48 BST

Tropical Storm Irene which hit the US east coast has caused flash flooding in upper New York state and Vermont.

Surging water levels have left a trail of devastation in places like Margaretville and the Catskills, destroying bridges and damaging properties.

Jim Avila reports for ABC News.