Crews rescue dozens trapped around NYC in storm

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Posted: Aug 28, 2011 11:40 AM
Crews rescue dozens trapped around NYC in storm

New York City's fire department has made dozens of water rescues around the city because of Irene and was searching for others who might be trapped.

In the Broad Channel section of Queens, department rescue workers were riding in boats to search bungalows that were floating down the street to make sure no one was inside.

Altogether, the FDNY has rescued 61 adults and three babies from 21 houses.

Department spokesman Paul Iannizzotto says rescuers in boats picked up 26 people from three families Sunday morning on Staten Island after their homes were flooded by more than 5 feet of water.