Tropical Storm Irene

New England News
8:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

US EPA Uses Vermont Flood Planning To Help Others

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a checklist to help communities prepare for floods based on the experiences of communities in Vermont's Mad River Valley.

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New England News
4:19 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

MA Utilities Appeal Millions In Fines For 2011 Storms

Hurricane Irene in 2011

Massachusetts’ highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Demolition Begins On Irene Flooded Homes

Irene damage in Ausable Forks NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

More than two and a half years after Tropical Storm Irene raged through the region, homes that were made unliveable are finally being demolished.

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12:34 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NYPA CEO On Preparations For Another Storm

With heavy snow expected, utility crews across northern New York and parts of Vermont are getting ready for what could be hours of repair and restoration work. With a series of severe weather events in recent years, power providers across the region have updated their plans to get ready for and respond to weather, and in some cases, man-made disasters. The New York Power Authority CEO, Gil Quiniones, spoke to WAMC about those changes. He says after Tropical Storms Irene and Lee, the Power Authority came up with 26 recommendations to improve communications during storms as part of its Lessons Learned Project.

North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Reports Outline Steps For VT To Prepare For Next Disaster

Credit Institute for Sustainable Communities

Two reports were issued Monday outlining policies and procedures that Vermont officials can implement to better prepare the state for natural disasters.

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New York News
5:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

NY Governor Announces Irene Rebuilding Initiative

Governor Andrew Cuomo with Jay-Keene NY Rising Committee 9-4-13
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack village of Ausable Forks this morning to announce a funding initiative for Tropical Storm Irene recovery and to present a check to rebuild a firehouse destroyed in that storm.

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North Country News
10:20 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Demolition of Irene-Damaged State Offices to Start

State Office Complex Flooding, Waterbury VT
Credit Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Two years after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene inundated the Vermont state office complex in Waterbury, workers are preparing to demolish some of the buildings.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Labor Board: State Workers Don't Get Double Pay

The Vermont Labor Relations Board has denied 63 state workers who wanted double pay for working while displaced from their offices following Tropical Storm Irene.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

3 Vermont Towns Get Money for Irene-Damaged Buildings

Three Vermont towns will get a total of $1.8 million from a federal grant to help replace municipal buildings made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Vermont Town Seeks Guidance Before Replacing Bridges

Newfane officials are planning to meet with representatives of Vermont Emergency Management and the Agency of Natural Resources to get advice before issuing contracts to replace two bridges that were destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

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