I haven't seen much talk on the forum about what hurricane Irene has done to Vermont. I thought I'd make a thread so all could understand that the hurricane was a huge blow to all of Vermont. Maybe no one is talking about the aftermath because they are still stranded, without power.
This from an email I wrote to a friend
"The rest of VT was not so lucky. Every road in VT with the exception of the two Interstates had wash outs or bridge collapses that closed the roads. You can't drive from one town to another because even if the road looks intact, the water most likely washed the subsurface away. I know lots of farms now have a gravel stream bed where their fields were instead of fertile soil. Don't know if you can rebuild the soil. The infrastructure of Vermont is pretty much destroyed. The water ways are now polluted with oil, gas, and sewage. Pretty much the worst case scenario, second to loss of life, which fortunately was not very high."
It is mind blowing to see this devastation in my home state, and home town. There are small communities that have literally washed away. There are towns with no roads in or out, with damaged powerlines. The utility companies can't get in and the people can't get out. I've heard that it may be weeks before some towns get power restored.
Pass some popcorn to show you read the post and tell a friend outside of the forum to look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene in Vermont. I know here in Montana no one has a clue what has happened.
If you have Facebook, search "Vermont Flooding 2011" and "Like" the page.