Irene caught the entire state off-guard last year. My husband and I had to evacuate with our 3 cats and our elderly dog from our apartment in Londonderry as the West River spilled over its banks. Fortunately our building was spared, and while our second-floor apartment had no damage at all, the store and restaurant downstairs were closed for repairs and cleanup for a few days after 4 feet of water filled the place. I was amazed at how quickly they were able to re-open!
Others weren’t as fortunate as we were, and one year later there are many families that lost everything, that still need help. Here’s an interview of Governor Shumlin from WCAX, about the First Anniversary of Irene.
Irene: One Year After – Gov. Peter Shumlin Interview
“WOODSTOCK, Vt. –
Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermont has become a national leader in how to respond to natural disasters and there’s little he’d change about the state’s handling of flooding after Hurricane Irene. WCAX caught up with the governor Monday, a day before the storm’s anniversary.”
Article written by WCAX News