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.

The below stories represent the entirity of VPR's ongoing coverage of the storm that changed the landscape of Vermont.

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
Killington Becomes Hub For Emergency Supplies
Road Work Focuses On Re-establishing East-West Route
Thursday, September 01, 2011 Irene Floods Rip Open Cemetery In Rochester
Irene Flooding Comparable To Floods Of 1927
Rochester Copes With Crisis
Transportation A Struggle In Southern Vermont
Neighbors Help Neighbors In Newfane
How The State Is Faring
Vermont Reconnects After Irene
Luskin: Changing Course
President Approves Emergency Assistance For Most Of Vermont
Hundreds Turn Out To Help Waterbury Clean Up
Friday, September 02, 2011 Regional Report: Damaged Roads Make Coverage Difficult
After Flooding, Businesses Hope To Bounce Back
Hundreds Of Homes Damaged By Irene
Shumlin: No Estimate Of Irene Flood Damage Cost
State Begins To Tally Cost Of Damage
Power Restoration Nearly Complete
Saturday, September 03, 2011 Getting There From Here On Damaged Roads
From Bridgewater To Mendon, Bus Provides Transportation For Tourists, Residents
Shumlin Relaxes Environmental Rules For Flood Clean-Up
Red Cross, Towns Manage Support For Flood Victims
Maine National Guard Assists With Vt. Flood Repair
Sunday, September 04, 2011 #VTResponse Takes Off In Irene's Wake
In Killington Area, A Commute Through The Woods
Shumlin Says Be Prepared For Flash Floods
Transportation Agency Says Traffic Delays Storm Repairs
Monday, September 05, 2011 Security, Health, Education After Irene
Traffic In Marlboro Delays Road Repairs
Chittenden Food Drive Supports Pittsfield, Stockbridge
Royalton Turns Out To Help Dairy Farmers
Churches In Flood Zone Begin Ministering To Members
Railroad Bridges Badly Damaged By Flooding
National Guard Troops From 3 States Head To Vermont
Condemned Clarendon Home Hit By Arson
Heartworks Volunteers Head To Jamaica
Dairy Farmers Lose Cows, Dump Milk
Lake Champlain Rising, Not Expected To Flood
Appalachian Trail, Long Trail Remain Closed
Amid Recovery, Anxiety, Depression Set In
Facing Flash Floods, Some Vt. Towns Prepare To Evacuate
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 Floods Overtake Farm Fields
In Jamaica, Homeowner Copes With Loss Of Her Home
State Warns Of Contamination, Chemicals In Irene's Cleanup
Some In Northfield Consider Moving On After Flood
Cuttingsville CSA Looks To Future
Maine Road Crews Head To Vermont
Police Identify Brattleboro Bicyclist
Bennington Water Pipeline Repaired
Despite Heavy Rains, No New Flooding Reported
Pittsfield Still Largely Cut Off By Road
FEMA: Irene Damaged 700 Homes
With Extensive Damage, State Offices May Not Be Worth Repairing
Shumlin Asks Homeowners To Help Flood Victims
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Brandon Shops Re-Open, Towns Seek Normalcy
Lawmakers Fight Over Emergency Funding
Rochester Creates Single Relief Fund
Farm Damage Reports Still Coming In
Transportation Officials Warn Of Sink Holes
CVPS Says Power Back On, But Safety Concerns Remain
Phish To Play Benefit Concern For Flood Victims
In The Wake Of Irene, Rivers Cut New Paths Through Vermont
Van Hoesen: Arc Of The Flood
Looking Back On A Long Week
Vermont Cleans Up After The Storm
Governor Shumlin Assesses The State After Irene
Tropical Storm Irene
Leahy Works To Get Federal Funding For Flood Victims
Greene: Hitchhiking The Info Highway
Porter: Brave Little State
Humane Society Reaches Out To Flood Victims With Pets
Thursday, September 08, 2011 Vermont Gets Back To Business
Geologists Say Rivers Will Change Course With Flooding
As Storm Cleanup Continues, Many Turn To FEMA For Help
Authorities Warn Flood Victims To Be Alert For Fraud
Towns Face Financial Burden Of Flood Repairs
Welch Building Coalition To Ensure Disaster Relief Funding
Senate Committee Approves Disaster Relief Increase
Continued Rains Cause Only Minor Flooding
Evacuated State Hospital Patients Moved To Brattleboro Retreat
Relentless Rain Washes Out Route 9, Again
Labun Jordan: Flood Loss
Shumlin Says Route 9 Will Reopen This Weekend; Route 4 Next
Shumlin Appoints Irene Recovery Officer
Rutland Honors Two Men Who Died In Tropical Storm Irene
Friday, September 09, 2011 Travel Industry Encourages Fall Foliage Visitors
Agency Of Natural Resources Working To Provide Services
Ludlow Remembers Man Who Perished In Storm
Monday, September 12, 2011 The Race To Rebuild Roads And Railways Before Winter
Department Of Health Urges Water Testing
Some Lawmakers Want Special Session For Irene Relief
Saturday, September 10, 2011 Portable Cell Towers Help To Connect Isolated Towns
Man Who Died In Ludlow After Irene Was Community Leader
Vermont Garden Journal: Flooded Gardens
Irene Could Define Shumlin's First Term
Department Of Labor Offers Help Finding Workers For Irene Recovery
Generators Stolen From Red Cross
Irene Recovery Chief Says Funding A Priority
Ripton Shares Lessons Learned Working With FEMA
Ripton Learns Tough Lesson In Working With FEMA
Rutland Water Shortage Could End Soon
Irene Fundraising Efforts Spring Up Across State
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 #VTResponse Says Volunteer Numbers Dropping
VTrans Places Priority On East-West Routes
Moosalamoo National Recreation Area Re-Opens
Search Continues For Missing Teenager
Fund Set Up To Help Irene-Ravaged Farms
Slayton: Repairing The Bartonsville Bridge
State Rolls Out New Loan Program For Farmers, Businesses
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Vermont Schools Re-Open Following Floods
Section Of Route 107 Remains Closed
Last Of Irene Shelters Closes
State Says Federal Cap Could Cost Vt. $80 Million For Roads
Thursday, September 15, 2011 Help For Homeowners After Flooding
Plymouth Now Largely Accessible, But More Work Needed
Welch Introduces Bill To Help Small Farms
Sanders Says Congress Must Act Quickly To Approve FEMA Funding
Phish Plays Flood Benefit Concert
Three Bridges Reopen On Route 12A
In FEMA Inspections, No Detail Too Small
Bennington Borrows $5 Million For Flood Recovery
Broadway Fundraiser Planned For Weston Playhouse
In A Major Milestone, Route 4 Reopens in Killington, Mendon
FEMA Urges Vermonters To Apply For Assistance Soon
Friday, September 16, 2011 Future Of Waterbury State Offices Still In Doubt
Shumlin Seeks Public Aid For Grand Isle County
Voices In The Week's News: September 16, 2011
Brattleboro Teenager Still Missing After Three Weeks
Residents In Flood Zone Are Worn Out Physically, Emotionally
Welch Says GOP 'Playing Politics' With Flood Relief Funds
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Plymouth Rallies Around Residents Who Lost Homes To Irene
Monday, September 19, 2011 Dairy Farmers Trying To Return To Normal Operation
Hikers Miss Camaraderie As Route 4 Re-Opens
Linking Irene's Precipitation To Climate Change
Health Department Offers Mold Cleanup Tips
Flood-Damaged Libraries Emerge As Response Hubs
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 In The Hills Of Vermont, A Town Reconnects
Craven: Irene Stories
Rutland Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers
Temporary Bridge Opens In Brighton
Group To Hold "Floodstock" To Raise Money
Deadline Extended For Food Stamps Replacements
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 After Irene, Rebuilding It Right
Mares: Back To Tunbridge
Grant To Create Temporary Flood Recovery Jobs
State Announces Loan Program For Flood-Damaged Communities
Thursday, September 22, 2011 After Irene: Fish And Habitat Need Time To Recover
In Stockbridge, Roads Among State's Most Devastated
Friday, September 23, 2011 How Towns Are Coping With Irene's Effects
Vt. National Guardsman Dies While Helping Flood Recovery
Rockingham Accepts Bids To Rebuild Bartonsville Bridge
Experts Say Flooding Has Had Impact On Fish Population
Spending Bill Fails, But Welch Says Aid Will Come
Regional Report: Washington Politics Hold Up Recovery Money
Vt. Delegation Says FEMA Funds Are Not Enough
Garofano's Body Found In Rutland
Several Severely Damaged Roads Will Take Months To Fix
3 Weeks After Storm, Rutland's Water System Is Partially Restored
Towns Set Priorities For Flood Recovery
Saturday, September 24, 2011 In Jamaica, A Long Road To Recovery
Monday, September 26, 2011 A Month After Irene, Rochester Family Copes With Loss Of House
Shumlin Backs Disaster Aid Group
Well Tests Show Some Flood Contamination
Moretown Post Office To Reopen
Sanders, Leahy Say Flood Recovery Funding In Jeopardy
NH Retailers Cope With Flood Damage
Flood Funding Turns Partisan
Fans Of Weston Playhouse Hold "NYC Loves VT" Fundraiser
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Advocates Seek More Assistance For Mobile Home Owners
Non-Profit Launched To Help With Irene Recovery
Disaster Aid Funding Found
Some Vermonters Fed Up With FEMA Funding Debate
Disaster Declaration Approved For VT Farms
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Says Vt. Farmers Are Resilient
Disaster Fund Deadline Approaches
Road Repairs Will Top $700 Million, But Federal Aid Uncertain
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Shumlin: Vermont's Struggle Just Beginning
Route 4 Sewage Line Work Near Completion
Seven Temporary Bridges To Open By End Of October
Lost During Irene, A Dog Comes Home
Irene Puts Towns, And Volunteers, To The Test
FEMA Extends Deadline For Towns
Towns See Decrease In Volunteers
Thursday, September 29, 2011 State Employees Move To Temporary Offices
Vt. Crime Lab Reopens After Irene
Waterbury Hires Lobbyists, In Effort To Keep State Offices
Environmentalists Ask State To Halt River Dredging
Friday, September 30, 2011 National Guard Teams Showered With Support In Flood Zone
Still Digging Out, Dover Digs Deep To Promote Tourism
Regional Report: Tracking Damage In The White River Valley
Interview: Farms Assess Flood-Damaged Feed
Rutland Sends Off Maine National Guard
Saturday, October 01, 2011 Bethel's Political Infighting Hampers Recovery Effort
With Extension, Ripton Keeps Irene Damage Tally
Vegetable Growers Try To Recover From Irene Floods
Monday, October 03, 2011 Flooding, Clean-Up Efforts Spread Invasive Plants
Rochester Family Denied By Insurance Company
Bethel Calls Special Select Board Meeting
Dover Hopes To Attract Visitors Through Campaign
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Waterbury Looks Toward Long-Term Recovery
UVM Opens Labs To Scientists Put Out By Irene
State Workers' Union Wants Double Pay For Some Members
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 In Bethel, Gov't Transparency Questions Resurface
Help Available For Flood Damaged Septic Tanks
Historic Theater And Hotel Closed After Irene Reopens
Shumlin Says Delay In Figuring Out Irene Costs Is Frustrating
Controversy Grows Over Future Of Waterbury Complex
Thursday, October 06, 2011 After Flooding And Fire, Brattleboro Recovers
Friday, October 07, 2011 State Recovery Efforts, 6 Weeks After Irene
State Hospital Patients May Move To Williston
Crafters Say Show Attendance, Revenues Down
Section Of Route 100 In Readsboro Reopens
Businesses Look Anxiously To Fall Foliage Season
State Will Push Feds For More Flood Recovery Money
Monday, October 10, 2011 Expediting Permitting To Aid Irene Re-Building Efforts
Towns Consider New Road Around Route 100
State Offers Counseling For Flood Victims
Saturday, October 08, 2011 Army Corps Investigates Middlebury River Work
After Flooding, Homeowners Navigate Insurance Issues
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Towns May End Free Disposal
With "Clean Up Day," Shumlin Urges Vermonters To Help
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Jamaica Homeowner Looks For Solutions
Lawmakers To Be Briefed On Road Repairs
FEMA Approves Funds For Storm Recovery
As Irene Costs Soar, Lawmakers Ask 'Now What?'
Irene Forces Delay In High Court Appointment
Thursday, October 13, 2011 Waterbury Questions Price Tag For Trash Removal
After Flooding, Latchis Hotel Reopens
Rochester Works To ID Cemetery Remains
Agencies Work Together To Assess Road Repairs
Friday, October 14, 2011 Governor Peter Shumlin
Shumlin: Without Help From Congress, Vt. Faces "Financial Disaster"
Wilmington Businesses Re-Open
Train Full Of Rocks To Help Rebuild 107
Damaged Section Of Long Trail Reopens
Officials Look For Alternatives To State Hospital
FEMA Deadline Nears
Saturday, October 15, 2011 Shumlin Moves To Ease Taxes In Irene-Damaged Towns
Monday, October 17, 2011 After Irene, Towns Update Emergency Response Plans
Temporary Bridges Open
Moretown Resumes Real Estate Deals
State To Reimburse Flood-Damaged Towns For Property Taxes
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Towns Borrow Money To Pay For Irene Repairs
Senate President Calls For Irene Property Study
Task Force Will Study Flood's Legal Issues
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Intervale Farmers End Season
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Navigating Legal Territory After Irene
State Hospital Flooding Poses Challenge
Mobile Home Owners Frustrated With Flood Response
VT Seeks Proposals For State Office Complex
Friday, October 21, 2011 Deadline For FEMA Registration Extended; Officials Say Don't Wait
Vermont Banks Work To Repair Flood-Damaged Property
Schools Help Children Cope With Lingering Fears From Flood
Shumlin Wants To Permanently Shut Down State Hospital
Voices From The Week: October 21, 2011
Lt. Governor's Comment Stirs Recovery Politics
Monday, October 24, 2011 Shumlin Calls First-ever Vermont Clean Up Day A Success
In Bethel, Volunteers Take Part In Clean Up Day
Towns Create Roadmap For Long Term Recovery
Rochester Couple Works To Resolve Mortgage Issues On Destroyed Home
Lawmakers To Get Update On State Buildings
Welch Seeks Tax Credits For Low-Income Families Post-Irene
Coping After Irene
Waterbury Expects Return Of State Workers
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Wilmington Aims To Keep Businesses
Tourism Revenues Up, Despite Irene
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Concern Grows About Environmental Damage From Irene Cleanup
Vt. Command Center For Irene Repairs Closing
Officials Urge Caution On Rebuilt Roads
In Northfield, Reviewing Response To Irene
Full Road Repairs Stalled Until Spring
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Nearly 500 Renters Report Damage From Irene Floods
Environmentalists Say River Work Raises Risk
Vt. Towns Rush To Prepare Flood Mitigation Plans
Friday, October 28, 2011 Temporary Bridge Opens On Route 12 In Barnard
Monday, October 31, 2011 Emergency Management, Lessons Learned From Irene
Wilmington Businesses Struggle To Reopen
Vt. Faces Financial Squeeze If Congress Refuses To Lift Cap
Towns Give Tax Flexibility To Flood Victims
Vt. To Update Irene Damage Estimates
Discovery Of Asbestos Drives Up Mobile Home Cleanup Costs
State Drastically Reduces Estimate Of Irene Damage Costs
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 Emergency Planners Discuss Storm Response
Power Companies Revamp Mutual Aid
U.S. Senate Approves Bill With Vt. Flood Aid
Even After Irene, Halloween Tradition Continues In Waterbury
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Bartonsville Bridge To Be Rebuilt
No Toxins Found In Corn Testing
Section Of Route 14 In East Montpelier Reopens
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Welch Is Hopeful Irene Repair Money Will Be Approved
Friday, November 04, 2011 Post-Irene, Pittsfield Discovers Community Spirit
VTrans Reopens Route 131,'Cavendish Canyon'
Monday, November 07, 2011 In Brattleboro, Advocating, Exhaustively, For Flood Relief
Ski Industry Anticipates Strong Season
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 Focusing On Towns, Shumlin Plans State's Long-Term Irene Recovery
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Closing Of State Hospital Strains Health Services
Mitigating Flood Damage In Middlebury
Thursday, November 10, 2011 Lawmakers Hear Updates On Irene Recovery
Lawmakers Find Unanswered Questions About Irene Recovery
Some Lawmakers Have Requests For Districts Hard Hit By Irene
Friday, November 11, 2011 In Bennington, Work To Avoid Future Flooding
Monday, November 14, 2011 Statewide, Local Irene Recovery Funds Have Raised $7 Million
Sunday, November 13, 2011 Baseball Is Focus Of Fundraising For Vt. Farms
Congressional Negotiators Lift Cap For Irene Road Repairs
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Medical Professionals Seek To Address Irene's Emotional Toll
Community Foundation Gears Up To Help Those Who Still Need Help After Irene
Deadline Arrives For Vermonters To Seek Irene Help
Report: Irene Has Little Effect On State Tax Sources
Thursday, November 17, 2011 Picking Up Debris Months After Tropical Storm Irene
State Says Many Culverts Can't Handle Debris From Floods
Moving Back Home After Irene
Friday, November 18, 2011 FEMA Says More Than 7,200 Applied For Irene Assistance
Monday, November 21, 2011 Wilmington Book Store To Re-Open
Rochester Family Prepares For Post-Irene Holidays
Congress Approves Irene Recovery Funding For Vermont
Displaced State Hospital Workers Speak Out
VT Retires Google Map Of Irene Damage
AmeriCorps Volunteers To Continue Irene Clean Up
Towns Begin To See FEMA Funds As Irene Repairs Continue
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 ANR To Assess Log Jams Left Behind By Irene
Application Deadline Passes, But FEMA To Stay In VT
State Addresses Town Cash-Flow Issues
More Money Available To Aid Farmers
Thursday, November 24, 2011 In Hartford, Repairing Or Replacing The Quechee Covered Bridge
State Offers Mental Health Aid To Those Affected By Irene
Friday, November 25, 2011 Repair Cost Discrepancy Attributed To 'Fog Of War'
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 In Vermont, Donor Fatigue Sets In After Irene
Some Irene Towns Beginning To Record The Storm's History
For The First Time Since Irene, Route 106 Opens In Its Entirety
Monday, November 28, 2011 Post-Irene, Towns Consider Larger Culverts
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Long Stretches Of Town Roads, Many Bridges Remain Closed
Feds Send Road Repair Money
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Disaster Recovery Enters New Phase
Thursday, December 01, 2011 Bottle Drive Raises Money For VT Farm Relief
In Irene's Wake, A Shake Up At Vermont's Emergency Management
Friday, December 02, 2011 Flooded Communities Hold Winter Light Celebrations
Monday, December 05, 2011 Irene Repairs Keep Local Contractors Busy
Democratic Caucus Focuses On Irene
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Coping Emotionally After Tropical Storm Irene
As State's Irene Repair Costs Drop, Human Toll Still Unknown
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Parts Of Route 107 Closed For Repairs
Thursday, December 08, 2011 Addressing Long-Term Recovery From Irene
Friday, December 09, 2011 Analysis: Stockbridge's History Of Flooding
FEMA Approves Bigger Culverts For Future Floods
Monday, December 12, 2011 VT Budget Official To Give Update
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 The Irene Effect
Lawmakers Told Decision On Waterbury Could Take Two Years
State's Non-Transportation Costs From Irene: $25 Million, So Far
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Shumlin Proposes Regional Plan To Replace State Hospital
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Towns Waiting For FEMA Reimbursements
Thursday, December 15, 2011 Dozens Of Homeowners Looking For FEMA Buyouts
Tropical Storm Irene Brings Unexpected Blessing To Jamaica Man
After Irene, Farmers Assess Their Losses
Eastern Addison County Sees Damage From Storm
Friday, December 16, 2011 Flood-Damaged Wilmington Baptist Church To Reopen
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 VTrans: All Bridges Damaged By Irene Are Now Open
Thursday, December 22, 2011 Discussion Continues On Future Of State Hospital
Friday, December 23, 2011 Months Later, Flood Victims Remain Displaced
State Seeks Input From Flooded Towns
Monday, December 26, 2011 After Irene, Brattleboro Reexamines Housing Plans
After Flood, Peanut Butter Company Moves To Morrisville
Where We Stand On Irene Recovery
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Lt. Gov. Scott Favors Returning Most State Workers To Waterbury
Thursday, December 29, 2011 Minter Named Irene Recovery Officer
Minter Taking Over Recovery Efforts
Friday, December 30, 2011 After Irene, Rochester Teen Says Life Slowly Returning To Normal
Monday, January 02, 2012 Waterbury Group Helps Reconstruction After Irene
VPR Newscast
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 In Jamaica, Morrison Still Waiting For Resolution
Thursday, January 05, 2012 Vermont Expects $370 Million In Diaster Aid
Friday, January 06, 2012 $8 Million Raised For Irene Recovery, More Will Be Distributed
House Approves Tax Reimbursements for Irene
Saturday, January 07, 2012 Daley Chronicles Irene In "A Mighty Storm"
Warehouse Filled With Irene Donations Will Close Its Doors
Hazard Mitigation Program Extends Deadline
Irene Report: Build Longer Bridges, Move Homes
Monday, January 09, 2012 New Group Aims To Revitalize Downtown Wilmington
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Months After Irene, Rochester Family Still Waits For Resolution
Where The Money Is And Where It's Going, Post-Irene
Vermont Takes Stock One Month After The Flood
Moretown Elementary Rebounds After Tropical Storm Irene
Yearly Assessment Waived For Schools Disrupted By Irene
Smith: State Workers Should Return To Waterbury
Shumlin's Plan For Waterbury Stirs Controversy
VPR Newscast
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Moretown Aims To Help Students Regain Emotional Security
Thursday, January 12, 2012 House Considers Measure To Defer Towns' Education Tax
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 State Says Mortgage Issues To Be Solved Case By Case
Barre Mayor Says Effort To Bring State Workers To Town Will Continue
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Interview: Vermont Farmers Continue Recovery From Irene
Task Force Presents Recommendations On Flood's Legal Issues
Wilmington Holds Irene Recovery Meeting
Northfield Reinstates Permit Fees
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Manage Rivers
Vermont To Get $8.7 Million In USDA Aid
New Program Helps People Dealing With Irene's Emotional Toll
Friday, January 20, 2012 Vermont Gets $21 Million For Community Irene Recovery
Monday, January 23, 2012 Flooding Left Bethel Home On Unexpected Island
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 State Seeks Public Input On Spending Irene Recovery Grant
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Senate Puts Vermont Strong Plates On Fast Track
Photographer Documents Irene Aftermath In Rochester
Displaced By Irene, Many Mobile Homeowners Struggle To Pay For Housing
Lawmakers Get Update On State Office Complex
Thursday, January 26, 2012 New Irene Initiative Draws Concerns From House Speaker
Friday, January 27, 2012 Senate Approves Vermont Strong License Plate
Interview: Waterbury's Interim Rebuilding Plan
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Displaced By Irene
Monday, January 30, 2012 Irene Recovery Tour Rolls Into Rochester
Post Irene, Sheriff Laments Conditions For Mentally Ill
State Faces Challenges Helping Those Displaced By Irene
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Newfane Couple Is Determined To Find A New Home
More Assistance Available To Vermont Farmers
Vermont To Help Displaced Vermonters Through CDBG Funds
Thursday, February 02, 2012 After Narrowly Surviving Irene, Wardsboro Family Waits For Resolution
House Considers Future Of Vermont State Hospital
Friday, February 03, 2012 After Irene, Londonderry Family Counts Blessings
Disaster Recovery Group Sets Ambitious Goals
House Approves Special License Plate For Disaster Relief
Monday, February 06, 2012 First 'Epic' Flood Brought Change; Will Irene?
Welch Outlines Potential Disaster Tax Relief
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Environmental Activist: Vt. Needs To Lead On Climate Change
Thursday, February 09, 2012 Newscast: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
"Vermont Strong" License Plates Now For Sale
Monday, February 13, 2012 Local Funds Raised $4 Million For Irene Victims
Report: Vermont Needs To Prepare For Future Flooding
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 VTrans Says, Without Well-Funded Project, Scott Bridge Won't Reopen
Irene Recovery Funds From HUD Will Take Months To Reach Vermont
Newscast: Monday, Feb 13, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Climate Lessons From Last Year's Storms
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Morristown Discusses Plan To Move Vermont State Hospital
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Mental Health Commissioner Says Morrisville Facility Only Temporary
Friday, February 17, 2012 Voters Will Decide Fate of Irene-Ravaged Quechee Bridge
Waterbury Considers Long-Term Recovery Options From Irene
Homeowners Face Hazard Mitigation Application Deadline
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Waterbury Makes Case For Return Of State Workers
VT Gets $2.4 Million To Help Storm Victims
Thursday, February 23, 2012 Irene Lingers As Select Boards Present Budgets
Friday, March 02, 2012 State Plans To Help Towns With Irene Bills
Monday, March 05, 2012 Communities Pouring Out Irene Stories
Windsor To Vote On Bond For Dam Repairs
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Irene Lingers At Rochester Town Meeting
Shumlin Uses Town Meeting To Pledge His Commitment To Waterbury
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Mood In Wilmington Is Upbeat, Six Months After Irene
Hartford Voters Agree To Replace Iconic Covered Bridge
Irene Effect Sways Town Meeting Outcomes
Thursday, March 08, 2012 Whiting Votes To Give Back To Disaster Relief Fund
Friday, March 09, 2012 Woodstock Businesses Hurt By Irene Look To SBA For Help
Firm To Discuss Flooded State Offices
Architects Sketch Out Four Options For Waterbury Work Force
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Waterbury Book Recounts Flood, Binds Community
Newsast: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 8:35a.m.
Monday, March 12, 2012 Recovery Continues For Rochester Family
Waterbury Group Gets Boost In Rebuilding Efforts
Lawmakers Begin To Explore Options For State Office Complex
Shumlin Questions Cost Of Replacing State Office Complex
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Rockingham Accepts Bid To Repair Covered Bridge
Survey Shows State Workers Overwhelmingly Want To Return To Waterbury
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 FEMA, State To Buy Out 76 Flood-Prone Properties
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Wilmington Non-Profit Purchases Flood Damaged Building
Monday, March 19, 2012 After Irene, Iconic Wilmington Eatery To Reopen
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Mobile Home Advocates Push For Easier Financing
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Morristown Calculates Costs Of Hosting State Hospital Beds
Mild Winter Means More Money For Vt. Road Repairs
Wallingford Couple Seeks Town's Support Of Buy-Out
Thursday, March 22, 2012 House Takes Up 2013 State Budget
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Mental Health Bill Goes To Governor
Monday, April 02, 2012 State Plans To Close Bridges To Cut Repair Costs
Newscast: Monday, April 2, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Governor Signs Bill Designed To Overhaul Mental Health System
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Vermont Strong License Plate Sales Hit 25,000
Monday, April 09, 2012 Urge To Help Out After Irene Extended Beyond State Borders
Farmers Grappling With Silt, Sand From Irene
Ripton To Review Emergency Response Post-Irene
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Green Up Day Targets Storm Debris
Rockingham Inches Toward Repairing Historic Covered Bridge
Monday, April 16, 2012 Rochester Cemetery Repairs Get Underway
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Irene Recovery Group Says It Will Take Two Years To Distribute Funds
Update: Irene Recovery Funds
Thursday, April 19, 2012 New Google Maps Show Irene Devastation
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Update: Tropical Storm Irene FEMA Disaster Reimbursement
Vt. Wins Federal Change On Guard Disaster Aid
Vt. Gets FEMA Boost For Bridge Repair
Newscast: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2012 Irene Teaches New Lessons About Managing Rivers
Monday, April 23, 2012 Rockingham Tops Off Its Gas Budget
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Vt. Towns Rethink Emergency Response Post Irene
Sunderland Wants FEMA To Rework Flood Map
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Following Irene, FEMA Takes New Approach To Temporary Housing
Story Circles Aid Emotional Recovery From Storm
Monday, April 30, 2012 Flooding Disperses Invasive Plant, Fish Species
Friday, May 04, 2012 Ambitious Waterbury Recovery Projects Seek Funding
Monday, May 07, 2012 Shumlin To Sign Bill To Rebuild State Offices
After Irene, Towns Work To Repair Athletic Fields
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 State Promotes Policy That Would Bar Development in Flood Hazard Areas
Shumlin Signs Bill To Rebuild State Offices
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 State Recommends FEMA Buyouts For 99 Homes
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Vt. Reiterates Request To Increase FEMA Reimbursement For Irene Damage
Friday, May 11, 2012 Vt. Towns Applaud First Step Of FEMA Buyout Program
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Electric Power Rate To Increase For Some Vt. Customers
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Vermont Could Get $30 Million More For Irene Damage
Friday, May 18, 2012 Sales of Vt Strong Plates Not As Strong As Thought
Monday, May 21, 2012 New Fund To Help Displaced Mobile-home Owners
Saturday, September 15, 2012 State of the Re:Union: Vermont, The Small Town State
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Months After Flooding, Simon Pearce Resumes Operations
Friday, May 25, 2012 Forecasters Applying Lessons Learned From Irene
Monday, May 28, 2012 Groups Launch Irene Cottages Project
Increase In FEMA Relief To 90 Percent Is A Relief To State, Towns
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Jamaica Homeowners Wait For Resolution
Morristown Approves Plan To Host State Hospital Beds
Halifax Evaluates Bridges Damaged By Irene
Thursday, May 31, 2012 Record Transportation Budget Means Plenty Of Road Work
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Shumlin Signs Record Transportation Budget
Rochester Family Still Waiting For Word From FEMA
Berlin Weighs In On State Hospital Site
VTRANS Surveying Post-Irene Repairs
Friday, June 01, 2012 Officials Look For Solutions To Stop Spread Of Japanese Knotweed
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 Commerce Agency Seeks Public Input For Flood Recovery Plan
Shumlin Administration Settles On Site For State Hospital In Berlin
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Jeffersonville Voters Approve Plan To Buy Land In Floodplain
Thursday, June 07, 2012 Some Towns Can Expect FEMA Reimbursements, While Others Are Still Waiting
Monday, June 11, 2012 13 Vt. Students To Work As Irene 'Recovery Interns'
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Help Available For Flood Damaged School Gardens
State Gives Tax Relief To Flooded Mobile Home Owners
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Funding Expected In Two Rounds
Transportation Agency Honored For Irene Response
Monday, June 18, 2012 Moving On In Stages, Post Irene
ANR Chief: State Misdirected Waterway Restoration After Irene
Thursday, June 14, 2012 White River Partnership Raises Money For Irene Clean-up Projects
Officials Now Estimate Irene Recovery Will Cost $733 Million
Intern Works For Tropical Storm Irene Recovery
Newfane May Not Rebuild Washed Out Bridge
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 In Newfane, Irene Volunteers Plant Flowers To Revive Hope
Newscast: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, June 22, 2012 Teens From Maryland Re-build Homes Leveled by Irene
Town Budgets Recover After Irene Expenses
Newscast: Friday, June 22, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Towns Still Seeking FEMA Reimbursement For Irene Debris Removal
Friday, June 29, 2012 Certificate Of Need Issued For State Hospital Replacement Beds
Curators Make Surprising Discovery At State Hospital
Newscast: Friday, June 29, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 State Plans Massive Tag Sale At Closed Waterbury Offices
Monday, July 09, 2012 Wilmington Businesses Want To Forget Irene, But Can't
Welch Wants Program To Help Vt. Business Recover From Irene
Newscast: Monday, July 9, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Wilmington Debates Benefits Of Hiring Economic Development Coordinator
Thursday, July 12, 2012 People Are Still Waiting For FEMA Buyout Money After Irene
Monday, July 16, 2012 Northfield Woman Loses Health, Home To Post-Irene Mold
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Confusion Over Flood Relief For Second Home Owners
Dot's Restaurant Rebuilding After Irene
Friday, July 20, 2012 State Officials: Irene Recovery Funds To Be Delayed
State To Meet With Towns To Secure Irene Recovery Funds
State Learns FEMA Funding For State Complex May Come Up Short
Monday, July 23, 2012 Photo Contest Celebrates Irene Recovery
State Hospital Plans Move Ahead Despite FEMA Funding Uncertainty
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Interview: Steven Ward On FEMA Irene Reimbursment
Friday, July 27, 2012 Vt.'s Downtown Program To Help Businesses Damaged By Irene
Monday, July 30, 2012 FEMA Funds For Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
Thursday, August 02, 2012 Art Hounds: The Flood Series
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Engineers And Scientists Discuss More Irene Fixes
FEMA Approves First Buyouts For People Who Lost Homes To Floods
Brock Criticizes Administration Over Rebuilding Waterbury Complex
Congressional Delegation Intervenes With FEMA
Friday, August 03, 2012 Community Celebrates Covered Bridge Reopening
Key Legislators Dispute Brock Claims About FEMA Funding
Monday, August 06, 2012 Vt. Disaster Relief Fund Allocates $1.5 Million For Irene
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 State Officials Begin To Appeal FEMA's Denials
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 State Examines Rebuilding Options in Waterbury
Irene Anniversary Event Planned
State Says FEMA Has Been Flexible In Helping Mobile Homeowners
Thursday, August 09, 2012 Vermont Sets Plans For Irene Anniversary
Rockingham To Remember A Bridge And Celebrate A New One
Monday, August 13, 2012 State Expecting FEMA Decision
Rockingham Plans Irene Anniversary Observation
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Shumlin Confident Vermont Will Ultimately Get FEMA Funds
U.S. House Candidate Announces Plan To Ensure FEMA Funding
Newscast: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Long Term Recovery Group Still Fundraising
Shumlin Plans Irene Anniversary Tour
Newscast: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 Vermont Applies For More Loans To Help Businesses Hit By Irene
Monday, August 20, 2012 Many Still Unsettled A Year After Tropical Storm Irene's Destruction
Pittsfield Filmmaker Debuts Irene Documentary
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Irene Showed Vulnerabilities And Value Of Mobile Home Parks
Newscast: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Where Irene Relief Funding Stands
Friday, August 17, 2012 Brock Slams Shumlin Over Upcoming Irene Tour
Craven: Irene And The Historical Moment
Luskin: Remembering Irene
Coming To A Conclusion On Irene's Cost Is A Challenge
Rochester Family Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Irene
Story Circles Preserve Memories of Irene
Irene Continues To Exact A Toll For Homeowners Waiting For FEMA
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 In Pittsfield, Recovery Has Been More Difficult Than Days After Irene
Loss Of State Complex Sinks In For Waterbury Businesses
Porter: Irene and Flood Protection
A Year After Irene, Stockbridge Works Through Recovery
Farms Still Operating After Irene, But Challenges Remain
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Flood Recovery, In Some Cases, Damaged Rivers
Agriculture Secretary Says Irene's Damage To Farms Lingers
Slayton: Vermont State Parks After Irene
Doyle-Schechtman: In Irene's Long Wake
Two VTrans Officials Stepped Up To Irene's Challenges
Friday, August 24, 2012 Irene Recovery Focuses On How To Minimize Future Damage
Regional Report: Irene Was Devastating To White River Valley
Events Planned To Commemorate Irene's Anniversary
Stratton Foundation Stepped Up For Irene Relief
Monday, August 27, 2012 How Irene Inspired The Arts
Post Irene, Vt. Towns Are Borrowing At Swift Pace
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Scott Says Waterbury Complex Plans May Have To Be Scaled Back
Recalling Irene
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Lessons Learned, One Year Later
PGA's Keegan Bradley Raises Irene Relief Money In Native Woodstock
A Rememberance Of Those Who Died During Tropcal Storm Irene
FEMA Has Approved 17 Buyouts Out Of 113 Applications
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Irene Anniversary Marked By Somber Remembrance, Cheers
For One Vermonter, Irene Is 'A Gift'
Monday, September 10, 2012 After Irene Effect, Red Cross Provides Towns With Equipment, Training
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Shumlin: Vermont Will Not Wait For FEMA
Friday, September 28, 2012 New Stores Bring Hope To Town Hit By Flood And Recession
Friday, October 05, 2012 Vt. Reviews Lessons From Tropical Storm Irene
Monday, October 08, 2012 AmeriCorps Helping Homeowners Rebuild Post-Irene
Rockingham Receives Additional Funds For Covered Bridge Repairs
Newscast: Monday, October 8, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Vermont Town Rebuilds Mini Fenway Destroyed By Flood
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 $2 Million Distributed So Far By Irene Emergency Fund
Friday, October 19, 2012 Administration Says It Expects FEMA Answers By January
Newscast: Friday, October 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, October 22, 2012 Rockingham Woman Documents Bartonsville Bridge Reconstruction
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Art Hounds: Going to Waterbury
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Jamaica Declines To Seek Buyout For Second Homeowner
Irene Fresh In Mind, Vermont Braces For Hurricane Sandy
Friday, October 26, 2012 FEMA Turns Down State's Request For Larger Culverts
Monday, October 29, 2012 Sandy Resurfaces Memories Of Irene's Destruction, Despair
VEDA Makes $32 Million In Irene Loans
Irene Refugee To Get Habitat Home
#VTResponse Reboots As Sandy Slowly Increases
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Hard Hit By Irene, Wilmington Spared By Sandy
In Vermont, Sandy Is No Irene
Friday, November 02, 2012 Grateful For Help After Irene, Vermonters Respond To Sandy
Monday, November 05, 2012 Vt. Furniture Maker Weathers Economy And Irene To Expand
Friday, November 09, 2012 Jamaica Homes Lost In Irene May Not Get FEMA Help
Monday, November 12, 2012 Vermonters Affected By Irene Organize To Help Sandy Survivors
Hearing Set For New State Hospital
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 State Faces Challenge To Post-Irene Mental Health Facility
Thursday, November 15, 2012 State Hires Consultants For Help With FEMA Regulations
Vt. Lawmakers Get Update On FEMA Funding
Monday, November 19, 2012 State Regulator Approves Permit For State Hospital In Berlin
Thursday, November 22, 2012 Berlin Has More Questions On Vt. State Hospital
Friday, November 23, 2012 Wilmington Business Plans Floating Foundation
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Irene Relief Fund Boosted By Large Donors
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 FEMA Says State Hospital Wasn't 'Destroyed,' Reducing Funding
Monday, December 03, 2012 FEMA Delay Pits Brandon Couple Against Bank Of America
Vt. Towns, In Holding Pattern, Await Flood Mitigation Funds
Thursday, December 06, 2012 FEMA Says Buy Out Process Lengthy, Complex
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 State Appeals FEMA Culvert Ruling
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 In Vermont, FEMA Denies 33 Home Buyouts
Monday, January 07, 2013 After Leahy Rejects Appropriations Post, Will Federal Money Flow?
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 First FEMA Buyouts Could Come In February
Friday, January 11, 2013 Irene Recovery To Be Focus Of Conference
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Newscast: Saturday, January 12, 2012, 8:35 a.m.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Bartonsville Bridge To Re-Open On Saturday
Irene Recovery Group Finishes Work, Prepares To Close Doors
Monday, January 28, 2013 Celebration Marks Opening Of Bartonsville Bridge
Towns Emerge From Shadow Of Irene Flooding
Friday, February 01, 2013 Waterbury Recovery Efforts Get $1 Million Boost
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Culvert Conundrum: Towns Out $8 Million Because FEMA Won't Pay
Thursday, February 07, 2013 FEMA, Vt. Expected To Reach Deal On State Office Complex
Friday, February 15, 2013 More Funds Available For Irene Road Repairs
Saturday, February 16, 2013 In Waterbury, Officials Announce Grant For Irene Relief
Newscast: Friday, February 15, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Discrepancy Between State Standards, FEMA Reimbursement Halts Culvert Repair
Thursday, February 28, 2013 No Funding Deal Yet For State Office Complex
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Six Towns Make Formal Offers For Flood-Damaged Homes
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 State Says It Will Buy Out Homes Deemed Ineligible By FEMA
State Says It Will Buy Out Homes Denied By FEMA
Monday, March 18, 2013 FEMA Buying Out 90 Flood Damaged Vt. Homes
Monday, March 25, 2013 Owners Of Demolished Houses May Be Ineligible For Federal Funds
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Vt. Officials Hope For More FEMA Culvert Help
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 FEMA Maps Central To Buy-Out Denials
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Lawmakers Look To Soften Irene's Financial Blow
Monday, April 08, 2013 State Releases Irene Recovery Report

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