Families being taken to safety in inflatable boat, New Jersey
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Hurricane Irene: Rescuing flood victims in New Jersey

Emergency teams on the east coast of the US have been busy helping communities recover from severe weather caused by tropical storm Irene.

In Paterson, New Jersey, crews used inflatable boats to rescue several families stranded by flood waters.

State authorities say the water level could rise further, as some of New Jersey's rivers are not expected to crest until late Tuesday or possibly Wednesday.

  • 30 Aug 2011
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