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tropical storm irene http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1536/all en Post-Irene dredging mistakes in Middlebury River are corrected http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310middlebury-river-dredging-corrected <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19694" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201310middlebury-river-dredging-corrected"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Midd River restoration wide.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Midd River restoration wide.jpg" title="Midd River restoration wide.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="65" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A STRETCH OF the Middlebury River near the Grist Mill Bridge, left, is shown after it was dredged and cleared in 2011 after Tropical Storm Irene and on the right the same stretch from Oct. 1, 2013, with rocks replaced to improve both fish habitats and flood control. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Workers in one day completed major restoration work on an 1,800-foot stretch of the Middlebury River that had been ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene in late August of 2011 and then subsequently dredged of debris by the town of Middlebury.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19695">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310middlebury-river-dredging-corrected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured tropical storm irene Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:01:31 +0000 John McCright 19695 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Towns learn lessons from Tropical Storm Irene disaster http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208towns-learn-lessons-tropical-storm-irene-disaster <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13027" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208towns-learn-lessons-tropical-storm-irene-disaster"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Shumlinoutside.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Shumlinoutside.jpg" title="Shumlinoutside.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOV. PETER SHUMLIN appears with Hancock emergency management coordinator Jill Jesso-White and Rep. Willem Jewett in Hancock Sunday near the Route 100 bridge in the center of Hancock that collapsed during Tropical Storm Irene a year ago this week. State and local officials moved quickly to open the road and repair the bridge and are now making better preparations for future natural disasters. </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; It&rsquo;s been one year since Tropical Storm Irene wiped out roads, bridges and buildings throughout Vermont, taxing emergency management systems statewide.</p> <p> That storm, and the weeks immediately after spent on emergency repairs, helped to get area town officials thinking more about the realities of disaster management, according to Tim Bouton, emergency response planner at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC).</p> <p> &ldquo;People are more conscious that there could be a large-scale disaster here,&rdquo; Bouton said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13028">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208towns-learn-lessons-tropical-storm-irene-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Vermont Featured tropical storm irene Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:51:37 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 13028 at http://www.addisonindependent.com White River Valley towns bounce back from Irene http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13025" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/granvillestore0377.thumbnail.jpg" alt="granvillestore0377.jpg" title="granvillestore0377.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GRANVILLE GENERAL STORE owner Dan Sargeant was set to open his store on Labor Day weekend last year when Irene struck and forced him to delay the opening. Sargeant credits the strong Granville community for helping carry the store through a difficult time. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> GRANVILLE/HANCOCK &mdash; These days, business is good at the Old Hancock Hotel, which sits on Route 100 mere yards from the bridge that rising waters swept away on Aug. 28, 2011.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s not to say the past year hasn&rsquo;t been a struggle for Diane Isaacson, who runs the hotel, restaurant and bakery. As Tropical Storm Irene passed through and the rain turned brooks to raging rivers that swept through houses and fields, Isaacson&rsquo;s basement was inundated, her water and power supply destroyed.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13026">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Granville Hancock Featured Irene tropical storm irene Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:42:17 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 13026 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Folklife Center captures voices of Irene flood survivors http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208folklife-center-captures-voices-irene-flood-survivors <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Vermont Folklife Center this week announced the completion of &ldquo;Weathering the Storm,&rdquo; a new audio documentary that explores the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on hard-hit communities throughout the state. &ldquo;Weathering the Storm&rdquo; features the voices of 40 Vermonters from 12 towns, addressing the experience of the storm and the continuing process of recovery.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13008">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208folklife-center-captures-voices-irene-flood-survivors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Irene tropical storm irene Vermont Folklife Center Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:10:27 +0000 Addison Independent 13008 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol's Bobcat brews a Vermont beer for flood relief http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207bristols-bobcat-brews-vermont-beer-farmers <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12500" style="width: 154px;"><a href="/201207bristols-bobcat-brews-vermont-beer-farmers"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/floodsuds2292.thumbnail.jpg" alt="floodsuds2292.jpg" title="floodsuds2292.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="154" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TOM MCELHANEY, ASSISTANT grocery manager at the Middlebury Natural Food Co-op, holds a bottle of Flood Suds. The new beer was brewed by the Bobcat Brewery in Bristol with 100 percent Vermont hops, wheat and malted barley to raise funds for farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Amidst the thick muck and agricultural destruction at the University of Vermont&rsquo;s Borderview Farm in Alburgh last September, walked a seemingly unlikely pair: UVM agronomist Heather Darby and Bobcat Caf&eacute; and Brewery brew master Mark Magiera.</p> <p> For several years, the two have been studying hops together. And as they strolled through the UVM hop, barley and wheat farm, they couldn&rsquo;t help but think about the many farmers who were reeling from the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12501">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207bristols-bobcat-brews-vermont-beer-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol beer food tropical storm irene Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:17:53 +0000 Andrew Stein 12501 at http://www.addisonindependent.com