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Porter: Irene and Flood Protection
Tuesday, 08/21/12
By Louis Porter
One year ago, when Tropical Storm Irene hit, the destruction wrought along Vermont's rivers was tragic.  But Lake Champlain Lakekeeper Louis Porter of the Conservation Law Foundation says some extraordinary and wonderful things happened as well - some of which have taken us some time to understand.  
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Loss Of State Complex Sinks In For Waterbury Businesses
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Ever since the State Office Complex was wiped out by the Irene floods, the state work force of about 1,300 people has been dispersed across central and northwestern Vermont. Now, only 200 state workers are in Waterbury every day, and the prospects of when others will return are far from certain.
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In Pittsfield, Recovery Has Been More Difficult Than Days After Irene
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Nina Keck
In the weeks after Irene hammered so many small towns across Vermont, Pittsfield became an example of a community coming together. But the recovery has been more difficult than the immediate aftermath of the storm.
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Irene Continues To Exact A Toll For Homeowners Waiting For FEMA
Tuesday, 08/21/12
By Lynne McCrea
In Northfield, homeowners who are part of a FEMA buyout program have learned it will be fall before they can expect to see any money for their Irene-damaged homes. Residents are grateful that the end is in sight. But for some, the months of waiting has exacted an emotional toll.
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Story Circles Preserve Memories of Irene
Tuesday, 08/21/12
By Jane Lindholm
Greg Sharrow of the Vermont Folklife Center talks about organizing "story" circles over the last year, where people who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene talk in groups and record their experiences.
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Rochester Family Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Irene
Tuesday, 08/21/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
By the time Tropical Storm Irene swept through Vermont, more than 3,500 homes were either heavily damaged or completely destroyed by the storm. One of the houses totally wiped away by Irene belonged to Jon Graham and Beth Frock of Rochester.
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Coming To A Conclusion On Irene's Cost Is A Challenge
Monday, 08/20/12
By Steve Zind
Over the past year a lot of numbers have bandied about in relation to Tropical Storm Irene, but it's a challenge to come up with a grand total for the damage done by the storm.
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Luskin: Remembering Irene
Monday, 08/20/12
By Deborah Luskin
The Rock River has been destroying homes, bridges, roads and businesses in Williamsville and South Newfane ever since the villages were settled. Deborah Luskin lives on the Rock River, and she credits the river for something constructive, as well
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Craven: Irene And The Historical Moment
Monday, 08/20/12
By Jay Craven
As Tropical Storm Irene approached last year, Jay Craven set out from his home in the Northeast Kingdom, to give a talk at Marlboro College. He experienced the full wrath of Irene and reflects today on what it all means.
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Irene Showed Vulnerabilities And Value Of Mobile Home Parks
Tuesday, 08/21/12
By John Dillon
Every Irene flood survivor has their own story about when they first realized this was no ordinary storm. For Red Gallagher, who lives at Weston's mobile home park in Berlin, the moment came when he saw the Dog River spread like a rising tide over the road and toward his home.
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Many Still Unsettled A Year After Tropical Storm Irene's Destruction
Monday, 08/20/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Nearly one year ago Tropical Storm Irene clawed apart more than 500 miles of state roads and dozens of bridges, isolating 13 communities. The flood washed about 1,700 Vermonters out of their homes. Today most of the roads and bridges are back and people are safe and secure. But many are still unsettled and the wounds are still raw.
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Shumlin Plans Irene Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, 08/15/12
As Vermont prepares to mark a year since Tropical Storm Irene ravaged parts of the state, Governor Peter Shumlin plans to visit 22 communities affected by the storm.
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Long Term Recovery Group Still Fundraising
Wednesday, 08/15/12
By Steve Zind
Eleven months after it was established to help individuals recovering from last August's flooding, Vermont's Long Term Disaster Recovery Group says it's far short of its fundraising goal. Money raised by the group provides a fund-of-last-resort for people who've exhausted other Irene recovery resources. Organizers say there are still hundreds of people in need of assistance.  
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Rockingham Plans Irene Anniversary Observation
Monday, 08/13/12
The town of Rockingham is planning to mark the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene by remembering the loss of a local icon.
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