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Irene 'still dangerous' Obama warns

US President Barack Obama has warned that flooding and power cuts are still a risk as Tropical Storm Irene moves away north towards Canada.

The storm, downgraded from a hurricane, passed New York on Sunday but Mr Obama said the danger was not yet over as swollen rivers could burst their banks.

The storm has killed at least 18 people and caused extensive damage.

Jane O'Brien reports.

  • 29 Aug 2011