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An Express Service bus is seen stuck on a small bridge in downtown Paterson, N.J., where high waters from the Passaic River made the crossing impossible, Sunday. (AP)
An Express Service bus is seen stuck on a small bridge in downtown Paterson, N.J., where high waters from the Passaic River made the crossing impossible, Sunday. (AP)

Many East Coast communities continue to struggle in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Authorities in New Jersey have ordered evacuations in Paterson after the Passaic River crested Tuesday, causing extensive flooding.

Governor Chris Christie toured sites along the river, describing them as "just extraordinary despair." He says the flooding is likely to continue into tomorrow and additional shelters are being opened for evacuees.

Guest:

  • John Ensslin, reporter with the Record in Paterson

This segment aired on August 31, 2011.

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