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State Insurance superintendent Benjamin Lawsky says his office has had reports that some New Yorkers flooded during Irene are incorrectly being told by their insurance companies that their flood insurance does not cover damages.

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, a closer look at a survey about the number of people in our region who binge drink.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward looks at how public input was collected at a meeting attended by nearly 200 people at Monroe Community College.

In an interview with WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt, Governor Cuomo says three days of traveling the state have shown him "breathtaking devastation" and New Yorkers' "spirit of community."

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Director Craig Fugate surveyed the damage in eastern New York amid promises to deliver aid quickly.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward says a Department of Environmental Conservation report on fracking in New York State is being pushed back because of Hurricane Irene.

Investigators want to know what caused a crane to tip over in the Genesee River gorge Tuesday afternoon. The operator of the crane died despite frantic rescue efforts.

The devastation from Hurricane Irene is still being assessed in the Capital Region, the Catskills and parts of the Adirondacks.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt joined Governor Andrew Cuomo on a helicopter tour to survey flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Irene.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs says the U.S. Geological Survey now estimates that 40 times more gas is waiting to be recovered from the Marcellus Shale than it had thought.

New York's three major airports resumed operations and a limited subway schedule is running as the city recovers from heavy rains, wind and flooding from Hurricane Irene.

WXXI's public broadcasting partner WNYC is live blogging the hurricane.

Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina Saturday morning as Governor Cuomo deployed National Guard troops to New York City in anticipation of the storm's arrival there.

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, a look at the University of Rochester's newly opened Integrated Nanosystems Center.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York in preparation for this weekend's arrival of Hurricane Irene.