Coney Island residents deal with Irene's aftermath

Coney Island residents are dealing with Hurricane Irene's aftermath, with downed power lines and uprooted trees lining the streets. The storm made direct landfall with

CONEY ISLAND - Coney Island residents are dealing with Hurricane Irene's aftermath, with downed power lines and uprooted trees lining the streets. The storm made direct landfall with Coney Island yesterday morning, and city officials have decided to keep all city beaches and pools closed until the water quality improves. City officials say beaches must first pass Department of Health standards. City officials say some parks and playgrounds have severe tree damage, and will also remain closed until further notice. As for other public spaces that were flooded yesterday, much of the water has receded and residents are returning after the area's evacuation was lifted.Parts of Coney Island inundated with water

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