VT STRONG news – Montpelier, VT: Vermont Emergency Management reports 8.28.2019 When you think back 8 years to Tropical Storm Irene, please keep the families of those who died during and after the storm in your thoughts. It was one of the most tragic times in recent memory in Vermont #VTStronger

VT STRONG news – Ludlow, VT: Kevin Davis of Ludlow, Vermont was killed in a lake accident during cyclonic formation hurricane Irene’s inland Tropical Storm floods August 2011.  Davis was a Fletcher Farm Art Colony Board Member and Mary Davis Okemo Mountain Realtor. He was also a descendant of the Davis Family Plymouth Buffalo Brook Gold Au Claims of the 1859 Vermont Gold Rush. Tropical Storm Irene unearthed natural gold and historical finds.

Post Tropical Storm Irene, FEMA funded Educators at the 2012 Fletcher Farm Arts Festival who used various arts and gold panning to reach traumatized stressed recovering children.

“Irene: Ruin to Renewal” Plymouth Historical Society.

VT STRONG news 8.28.2019 8 years ago today inland Tropical Storm Irene Devastated Vermont in 2011. The storm washed out roads and bridges, caused landslides, second story home flooding, and backflow from the CT river to the Quechee Gorge. Supermarkets were flooded and closed. Food supply was cut off and the National Guard was activated.

VT STRONG (TM) Residents and Visitors Health / Safety – DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER ! Cavendish VT131 Landslide at the Black River during TS Irene 2011.

VT STRONG news – Montpelier, VT: Vermont Emergency Management reports 8.28.2019 Today marks eight years since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont. We’ve been building back stronger, and public infrastructure is better positioned to handle future storms. #VTStronger

Shaw’s supermarket under water in Ludlow VT. Entire food source disrupted resulting in store relocation to a parking lot tent.
Waves destroy DOT’s Restaurant.
Wicked Good Pizza under Black River water and future home of the Chaos Casbah.
Historic Covered Bridges washed away.