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Vermont Update – Hurricane Irene

August 31st, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh

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For all those kind customers and friends who have sent their best wishes to Vermont Woods Studios and our network of Vermont woodworkers, here's a quick update on Vermont's status after Hurricane Irene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • This storm will most likely prove to be one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nation’s history
  • Analysts said that much of the damage might not be covered by insurance because it was caused not by winds but by flooding, which is excluded from many standard policies
  • 3 people in Vermont have died and a fouth is still missing
  • All rail traffic has been stopped
  • Nearly 300 roads and 30 bridges are closed
  • The state office complex in Waterbury is shut down
  • A dozen villages are cut off by bridge and road wash-outs, with no way in or out
  • The National Guard is airlifting food, water and supplies to them
  • Nearly 20,000 Vermonters are still without power
  • These photos give an idea of the damage and destruction in VT

Skiers – sorry to report that this is a base lodge at Killington.

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Also, if you love horses you have to see this video. It's a horse and rider braving the floods and stormy weather to deliver medicine to a stranded Vermonter.  And speaking of horses, here's a tip for Vermont horse owners:  New England's only non-profit donkey, horse and mule rescue may be able to help you with boarding displaced animals.  It's called Save Your Ass, of course (really- you can't make this stuff up).  Give them a call at 603-835-2971.  Ask for Ann.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are suffering through this disaster. Vermonters need help.  The Brattleboro Reformer had a great article today on ways to help.  Yesterday I posted links to the American Red Cross of VT  and other organizations that are helping Vermonters.  Your encouragement and support is greatly appreciated!

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