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Vermont communities respond to Hurricane Irene

Vermont communities respond to Hurricane Irene

Dumping 8-11 inches of rain on already saturated ground August 28-29, Hurricane Irene caused massive damage to many parts of Vermont, leaving roads and bridges washed out, homes and businesses destroyed, and power and phone lines down.

My own town of Plymouth was particularly hard hit, and though my house is fine, my road, like all the other back roads, is half gone, and our roads leading out of town in every direction (Routes 100 and 100A) closed by washouts or bridge destruction. I got power back on Thursday, and have had intermittent internet access since Friday.

My apologies to all who have been looking to this site for news. Volunteer duties have taken up most of my time. Check back later on Sunday for a longer article and links to other news.

Click “Bishop’s Pages” for a letter from Bishop Ely.

To donate to the diocesan fund, “VT Flood Relief 2011,” click the link above to “Donate to Annual Appeal” and choose the option for “VT Flood Relief 2011.”

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