Hurricane Irene

New England News
8:05 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Irene recovery to be focus of Vt. conference

Houses were severely damaged after Hurricane Irene came through Bethel, VT. on August 28, 2011.
Credit USFWS

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — People involved in Vermont's continuing effort to recover from Tropical Storm Irene are set to gather at Norwich University in Northfield to assess how far they've come and the future of those efforts.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Mass. Utilities Fined for Storm Response

State energy regulators have fined three Massachusetts utilities nearly $25 million for their response to two major storms in 2011.

The penalties were announced Tuesday by the Department of Public Utilities after a yearlong investigation.

Some customers were without power for a week after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a surprise October snowstorm.

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Hudson Valley News
7:32 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Goshen, Chester Residents Sue Towns Over Irene Flooding

Credit Spencer Ainsley / AP

Seven residents of the Town of Goshen and 14 residents of the Town of Chester have filed verified complaints in State Supreme Court alleging their properties were flooded during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in August of last year because of their inaction.

The Goshen residents, who all live in the New Hampton area, have filed against the town, Orange County and the State Department of Environmental Conservation claiming they did not clear tree growth and other obstructions from the Wallkill River, which resulted in the flooding of their homes.

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The Roundtable
9:40 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Good Night Irene: Stories and photos about the tropical storm that devastated Vermont, the Catskills

For eight hours on a Sunday last August, Tropical Storm Irene created a flash flood sweeping away houses, bridges, highways, cars and shops in three states. Communities became isolated islands when bridges fell and the only way to get in or out was by helicopter. National Guard Humvees patroled the once quiet streets.

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New England News
5:57 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Williamstown Town Manager: Spruces Lawsuit Dropped

Owners of a mobile home park in Williamstown, Massachusetts that was heavily damaged in Tropical Storm Irene last year have agreed to drop a lawsuit against the town. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

According to Williamstown Town Manager Peter Fohlin, the owners of the Spruces Mobile Home Park Morgan Management have dropped a Motion of Injunctive Relief against the town.

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New England News
5:40 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Bennington Denied FEMA Funding for Irene Cleanup Project

Hurricane Irene Approaches the Outer Banks
Courtesy NOAA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected a request from Bennington, Vermont for reimbursement to cover the costs of repairs to damages associated with last year’s Tropical Storm Irene. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

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North Country News
7:57 am
Fri April 20, 2012

VT Returning to Pre-Irene River Work Rules

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources says the emergency rules that allowed people to work in the state's rivers and streams to help clean up after Tropical Storm Irene are no longer valid.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

Effective immediately, anyone who wants to work in a waterway must comply with all rules and regulations and get a permit from a state river engineer.

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