Floyd Update

NPR's Margot Adler reports on the sense of relief that residents and public officials of coastal New Jersey and New York expressed when Hurricane Floyd turned out to be less damaging than they had feared. By the time it reached the New York City area late yesterday, Floyd had been downgraded to a tropical storm. Several inches of rain caused some flooding, and winds were high, but safety precautions paid off, and casualties and damage were nowhere near as high as they might have been.

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