Two years ago, Tropical Storm Irene moved up the Atlantic coast, barging through Vermont on August 28th. Some areas of the state saw 11 inches of rain, and 500 miles of roads and 200 bridges were damaged or destroyed. Six people in the state died. Today, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about the historic storm and the status of the recovery.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is celebrating the state’s recovery in Wilmington today. On Thursday, he will be in Waterbury to announce federal funding for repairs to the state office complex.