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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Irene
A top White House official heard Thursday how Vermont is trying to reduce the threat of damage from natural disasters by taking to heart lessons learned after 2011's Tropical Storm Irene and other storms.
New Jersey's second-largest utility company has been given tentative permission to raise customers' bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power after Superstorm Sandy and three other major storms.
Early settlers called the Susquehanna River "a mile wide and a foot deep." It's just a folk saying, but it hints at the forces behind a river that is, in fact, exceptionally likely to flood.
Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes.