Responding to Irene

Flood Stories

Local stories about Tropical Storm Irene's impact and Vermonters' responses across the state.

Flood Bound – the flood story of Pittsfield, Vermont

 Pittsfield is a Vermont town of only 450 people that thrived under the challenges Irene brought its way. On August 28, Irene washed out the only roads to and from town, destroyed 8 homes and damaged many others. They recently produced a video trailer to share their story. Watch it here.

ReBuild Waterbury: Their story

ReBuild Waterbury formed as a result of the devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Irene to assist individuals and families in the 05676 area zip code who are in need of assistance to rebuild their homes. They recently produced a video to share their story. Watch it here.

The Irene Effect

VPR's "The Irene Effect" program, released December 14, 2011, takes stock of where Vermont stands nearly four months after the historic flood. Watch it here.

Stuck in Vermont: Four Months after Irene

Seven Days' blog has a section dedicated to sharing Irene-related stories of relief and recovery efforts across Vermont. Read more here.

List of Resources

Download a comprehensive list of flood resources 
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