Rivers Breach Manhattan Seawall
The Hudson and East rivers have breached the seawalls in lower Manhattan, stalling cars and flooding buildings. The tide has begun going out and this relatively light damage may be the worst of Irene for New York City. About 100,000 outer borough residents have lost power due to high winds. Con Ed officials are considering a "preemptive" power cut to parts of Manhattan in and near the flooded areas.