Sallee Tee's restaurant in Monmouth Beach, N.J., was flooded following Hurricane Irene. Courtesy of Andrew West hide caption

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On Saturday, President Obama and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate attended a video teleconference led by FEMA as Irene made its way up the Eastern Seaboard. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Jarrid Gonyea and his wife, Michelle, check out damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Hurricane Road in Keene, N.Y., on Monday. The costs of the storm that stretched across the Eastern Seaboard are estimated to be in the billions. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

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A man rests at the Trenton, N.J., train station on Monday, where some commuters were caught off guard when they found there were no trains. Damage from Hurricane Irene forced New Jersey Transit to suspend rail service. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Irene destroyed much of the two-mile boardwalk in Spring Lake, N.J. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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A surfer in Long Beach, N.Y., passes heavy machinery Monday that was removing the remnants of a lifeguard shack that was knocked off its footing during Irene. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Water sits on the streets of Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood on Sunday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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People stand in line at a Trader Joe's Wine Shop in Manhattan Friday, ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival in New York City this weekend. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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