East End businesses feeling wrath of Irene

Businesses on the East End say they not only took a hit from Irene in terms of damage, but also in terms of money.The tropical

CUTCHOGUE - Businesses on the East End say they not only took a hit from Irene in terms of damage, but also in terms of money.

The tropical storm hit Long Island at the peak of tourism season on the East End and many hotels and bed and breakfasts say it caused them to lose a lot of business.

The owners of Blue Iris B & B in Cutchogue say they had almost all of their guests cancel their reservations for the weekend. On top of that, Irene also damaged 13 trees on their property, leaving a huge mess for them to clean up.

Irene's damage to the area's farms and vineyards wasn't that bad.  However, the 101-year-old Davis Peach farm suffered heavy losses.

Christine Davis says that thousands of trees broke and that about 2,000 of her baby trees are now laying totally flat on the ground.

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