OLD BETHPAGE - Cleanup is under way in communities across Long Island as residents begin dealing with the damage Irene left behind.

Crews were out in full force, clearing away downed trees, including a massive tree that crashed into a home on Mahan Street in Old Bethpage. Many say they haven't seen such widespread damage in several years.

In Long Beach, residents on the West End spent the day pumping out water from their flooded homes. Despite the destruction, most are feeling lucky that at least everyone is now safe.

Irene turned roads to rivers along South ShoreEast End battered by Irene's rain, winds

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