Irene Remains Dangerous: Obama

Washington, Aug 29 (IANS): US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Irene which had been downgraded from a category one hurricane to tropical storm is still "dangerous" as the public is at risk of flooding and power outages.

In his White House address, Obama said the federal government remains concerned about localized flooding, Xinhua reported.

"This is not over," he said, adding that the impact of Irene will be felt for some time and some areas would take some time to recover from the storm's onslaught.

The president pledged that federal agencies will "do everything in their power" to help the affected communities.


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