Tropical Storm Irene

On August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene brought torrential rain and historic flooding to Vermont. The storm stranded thousands behind washed out roads, destroyed dozens of homes, and changed the landscape of Vermont.

The below stories represent a guided tour of VPR's ongoing coverage of Tropical Storm Irene.

Latest Reporting

More of VPR's latest Irene coverage

The Irene Effect

Irene Effect

"The Irene Effect" takes stock of where Vermont stands nearly four months after Tropical Storm Irene, the incredible loss some Vermonters experienced in the storm and how, months afterward, many people are still living with the devastating floods of August 28th, 2011.

Irene: One Year Later

More Anniversary Coverage

Coping After Irene

Storm Timeline

Friday, August 26, 2011 Officials Ask Vermonters To Prepare For Hurricane Irene
Vt. Prepares As Hurricane Heads North
Saturday, August 27, 2011 Red Cross And Town Storm Shelters Open
Sunday, August 28, 2011 Rain Spreads Across Region As Irene Moves Closer
Shumlin Declares State Of Emergency
Irene Road Flooding Begins; Emergency Crews Dispatched
S. Vt. Evacuations Start, Roads Flood From Irene Rains
I-91 And More Roads Closed Across State As Irene Rain Pours
Irene Sweeps Flooding, Havoc Across Vermont
Catastrophic Floods From Irene Sweep Breadth Of Vermont
Irene's Widespread Damage Compared to '73, '27 Floods
Threat To Marshfield Dam From Floodwaters Eases
Monday, August 29, 2011 State Reports 50,000 Without Power After Irene
Vermont Flooding Spares Few In Statewide Disaster
Shumlin: "We're Going To Be Digging Out For A Long Time"
Brattleboro Officials Still Assessing Flood Damage
Nearly Every Major Vermont Highway Damaged
Transportation Secretary Says Road Damage Devastating
Power Restoration Could Take Weeks
280 Vermonters In Red Cross Shelters
Emergency Officials Concerned About State Office Complexes
Flooding And Damage Widespread In Irene's Wake
Updated List Of Road Closings
Three Deaths Linked To Storm, One Person Missing
Montpelier Officials Use Facebook Updates During Storm
Storm Leaves Vermonters Stranded And Cleaning Up
Update Of Storm Devastation
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Shumlin To Tour State With FEMA Director
Emergency Management Faces Technical Challenges
Grafton Down To Single Road Out Of Village
Wilmington Reeling From Flood Damage
Officials Recommend Professional Clean-Up For Spilled Fuel Oil
Roads Re-Open But Travel Still Difficult
Emergency Bypass Under Construction On Route 4
FEMA Teams To Inspect Vermont Yankee
Unsecured Propane Tanks Present Hazards
Wilmington Isolated From Supplies
In Newfane, Vermonters Struggle To Get Home
Many Covered Bridges Destroyed In Flooding
Grafton Working To Repair Roads
400 Stranded At Killington Resort
The After-Effects Of Irene
In Irene's Wake
Thirteen VT Towns Isolated After Storm
FEMA Supplies Being Distributed
VT Agency Of Transportation Works to Establish Communication With Isolated Communities
Rutland Water Supply Affected By Flooding
Curiosity Seekers Hampering Road Crews
Crews Work To Rebuild Road To Mendon
Repairing Bridges Damaged By Irene Pose Challenges
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Vermont Rebounds From Irene
Wilmington Picks Up After Storm
One Vermont Town Still Left Isolated By Irene
Storm Takes Toll On Weathersfield
Flood Control Dam Helps Contain Deluge In Springfield
FEMA Administrator, Shumlin Tour State By Air
National Guard Reaches Wardsboro
Vermont After Irene
Northfield Businesses Work To Stay Open
Vermonters Pitching In To Help Their Neighbors
National Guard Moves Supplies Into Wilmington
Towns Deal With Water Issues After Storm
State Works To Make Access Roads Passable
State Offices Flooded, But Some Services Continue
VNA Works To Locate Sick, Elderly Patients
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