With tag: irene_anniversary
Shumlin: Vermont Will Not Wait For FEMA
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin says he
will push ahead with a $125 million plan to rebuild the Waterbury state office complex despite the uncertainty of
federal funding. Shumlin says he's confident
that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will eventually help pay for the
project. But the governor says he
doesn't know exactly how much the feds will provide, or when the money will
Regional Report: Irene Clean-up In New York State
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont understandably gets the lion's share of attention
when the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene is discussed. But for New York State's North
Country region, there was
also extensive storm damage, and big bills left behind for repairs. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb talks with Kim Smith Dedam, of the Press Republican.
Vermonters Take To The Street To Remember Irene
By Susan Keese
Vermonters are finding many
ways to mark the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene. In the villages of
Williamsville and South
Newfane, where the damage
was heavy, people flooded the streets on Sunday. With music, flowers, ATV's and
trucks, they celebrated the power they found in one another after the storm.
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Ross Sneyd recalls the events of Tropical Storm Irene that took place a year ago and gives an update on the issues that were unfolding on our airwaves in the days after the storm.
Shumlin Touring Irene Struck Towns
Peter Shumlin is marking the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene with a
four-day tour of towns hurt by flooding from the storm.
Events Planned To Commemorate Irene's Anniversary
By Susan Keese
evening, bells will ring in churches and public spaces statewide to commemorate
the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene - and Vermont's ongoing recovery. In many hard hit towns the
observances start this weekend, with potluck suppers, concerts, art exhibits -
and, in the town of Newfane, a parade.