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Shumlin: Vermont Will Not Wait For FEMA
Wednesday, 09/12/12
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 come through.
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After Irene Effect, Red Cross Provides Towns With Equipment, Training
Monday, 09/10/12
One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the Red Cross has launched a program designed to help towns and individuals prepare for emergencies when outside assistance is not available.
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Regional Report: Irene Clean-up In New York State
Friday, 08/31/12
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.
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For One Vermonter, Irene Is 'A Gift'
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Steve Zind
For one Braintree man, recovery from Tropical Storm Irene has been a difficult and long process, but on the anniversary of the storm, he celebrated its completion.
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Irene Anniversary Marked By Somber Remembrance, Cheers
Wednesday, 08/29/12
By Steve Zind
A series of commemorations marking the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene concluded last night on the anniversary of the floods, with an event in Randolph. 
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FEMA Has Approved 17 Buyouts Out Of 113 Applications
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
More than a dozen property owners have received word from FEMA that the federal government will buy out their homes that were destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. FEMA's hazard mitigation program is designed to reduce property damage from floods in the future by purchasing damaged properties and turning them into green space.
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A Rememberance Of Those Who Died During Tropcal Storm Irene
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By John Van Hoesen
VPR remembers the seven people who died as a result of Irene.
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Vermonters Take To The Street To Remember Irene
Tuesday, 08/28/12
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.
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PGA's Keegan Bradley Raises Irene Relief Money In Native Woodstock
Monday, 08/27/12
By Charlotte Albright
Fans of Keegan Bradley got a lesson on Monday in Woodstock from the 26-year-old golfer who's been racking up wins on the PGA tour. Bradley's charity tournament in his hometown benefits the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.
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Vermont Edition
Lessons Learned, One Year Later
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Edition talks with Governor Shumlin about the lessons learned in river management, road construction and working with FEMA as a result of Tropical Storm Irene.
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Recalling Irene
Monday, 08/27/12
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.
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Shumlin Touring Irene Struck Towns
Monday, 08/27/12
Governor Peter Shumlin is marking the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene with a four-day tour of towns hurt by flooding from the storm.
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Post Irene, Vt. Towns Are Borrowing At Swift Pace
Monday, 08/27/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As Vermont cities and towns continue to borrow money at a swift pace in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, the state treasurer is defending the increase in municipal bonds.
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Stratton Foundation Stepped Up For Irene Relief
Friday, 08/24/12
By Susan Keese
Tropical Storm Irene turned many otherwise ordinary citizens into heroes. Organizations also stepped up to the plate. Many became lifelines, both for people devastated by the damage and for those who wanted to help.
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Newscast: Friday, August 24, 7:34 a.m.
Friday, 08/24/12
By Peter Biello
Newscast: Friday, August 24, 7:34 a.m.
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Events Planned To Commemorate Irene's Anniversary
Friday, 08/24/12
By Susan Keese
Next Tuesday 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.
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Regional Report: Irene Was Devastating To White River Valley
Friday, 08/24/12
By Peter Biello
Towns along the White River Valley were square in the path of Tropical Storm Irene when the floods came last year.
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Irene Recovery Focuses On How To Minimize Future Damage
Friday, 08/24/12
By Steve Zind
One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the recovery process is still in high gear. It's partly about pounding nails and painting walls, but it's also about planning - and deciding what can be done to minimize the devastation of future storms.
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Two VTrans Officials Stepped Up To Irene's Challenges
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Charlotte Albright
Tropical Storm Irene totally cut off 13 communities and blocked travel on every major east-west route. So it may be no surprise that two of the leaders who rose to the challenge when the state needed to lead the recovery effort came from the Agency of Transportation. 
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Commentaries
Doyle-Schechtman: In Irene's Long Wake
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Deborah Doyle-Schechtman
As we mark the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, Deborah Doyle-Schechtman is reflecting on the changes she's seen since the flood waters roared through her village.
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Slayton: Vermont State Parks After Irene
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Tom Slayton
This week, Commentator Tom Slayton visited Camp Plymouth State Park, which is now back in operation, but a year ago was ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene
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Agriculture Secretary Says Irene's Damage To Farms Lingers
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Peter Biello
Many of Vermont's rivers surged across farmland during Tropical Storm Irene, tearing up the land itself, damaging homes and buildings, and ruining crops.
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Flood Recovery, In Some Cases, Damaged Rivers
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Walk across a Vermont river this summer and you're likely to find footing on stones that were upstream a year ago. Tropical Storm Irene threw them down river, along with trees and roots, chunks of asphalt, parts of houses.
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Farms Still Operating After Irene, But Challenges Remain
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Steve Zind
Officials released new figures this week on the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on Vermont's farms.  They now estimate the damage to land, crops and infrastructure at $20 million, and there's still concern about the difficulties farmers face dealing with the effects of Irene.
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A Year After Irene, Stockbridge Works Through Recovery
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A year after Tropical Storm Irene turned mountain communities into islands, residents in one partially destroyed White River Valley community are pausing to reflect in the spirit of renewal and resilience, sacrifice and sustainability.
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