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Old 08-31-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Maybe this has been asked before, but what is the difference between Vermont and New Hampshire in how Hurricane Irene affected them both? We are hearing a lot of what's happened to Vermont (terrible). We're not hearing too much about New Hampshire. Is that because NH has fewer rivers? Were they hit hard too and we just aren't hearing about it?

I've been through a flood, when I was 11 years old and my family lost everything. I have great sympathy for anyone in Vermont or elsewhere who is dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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My friends in NH have said no biggie, though I can't confirm that throughout the state. I do know that by the storm got to New England, the coast had it easier and lands to the west of the storm got hardest hit. So what you're not hearing as much about are the heavily damaged, small NY State towns near the Vermont border, and parts of NW Mass., like North Adams.

That sounds like one intense childhood experience. I hope your family was able to regroup and rebuild.

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Maybe this has been asked before, but what is the difference between Vermont and New Hampshire in how Hurricane Irene affected them both? We are hearing a lot of what's happened to Vermont (terrible). We're not hearing too much about New Hampshire. Is that because NH has fewer rivers? Were they hit hard too and we just aren't hearing about it?

I've been through a flood, when I was 11 years old and my family lost everything. I have great sympathy for anyone in Vermont or elsewhere who is dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Am wondering of hurricane impact on Middlebury? Anyone? I think sherylcatmom was trying to go there?
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Maybe this has been asked before, but what is the difference between Vermont and New Hampshire in how Hurricane Irene affected them both? We are hearing a lot of what's happened to Vermont (terrible). We're not hearing too much about New Hampshire. Is that because NH has fewer rivers? Were they hit hard too and we just aren't hearing about it?

I've been through a flood, when I was 11 years old and my family lost everything. I have great sympathy for anyone in Vermont or elsewhere who is dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane.
Just over the border in NH - no biggie. A lot of rain but it was the usual story of tropical storms or hurricanes moving up the East Coast and finishing up with a whimper instead of a bang.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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Am wondering of hurricane impact on Middlebury? Anyone? I think sherylcatmom was trying to go there?

I didn't see any damage when I drove through Middlebury yesterday. Business was carrying on as usual. I didn't do a deep recon or anything.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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PLEASE KEEP POLITICS OUT OF THE DISCUSSION.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:50 AM
 
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The storm's track is the reason NH did not see the flooding damage VT did. Vermont stayed on the western side of the storm which is where the most rain falls. The more east of the storm you are the more wind.

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Maybe this has been asked before, but what is the difference between Vermont and New Hampshire in how Hurricane Irene affected them both? We are hearing a lot of what's happened to Vermont (terrible). We're not hearing too much about New Hampshire. Is that because NH has fewer rivers? Were they hit hard too and we just aren't hearing about it?

I've been through a flood, when I was 11 years old and my family lost everything. I have great sympathy for anyone in Vermont or elsewhere who is dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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This FB page has some helpful info on how people can help.

Vermont Flood Relief & Recovery | Facebook
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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It is really bad - Cavendish / Ludlow area, really really bad. National Guard has arrived...I remember, as we all do, watching TV and the effects of Katrina and other similar disasters and never in a cazillion years ever think we would be slammed in VT. For people concerned about friends and family and/or having access to many towns:
Vermont Agency of Transportation Traveler Information
For people who want to help in some way: Forum | #VTResponse (http://vtresponse.wordpress.com/forum/ - broken link)
Most of Route 131 is gone; many portions of 100 are gone; there are smaller towns which have access by bridges, the bridges are gone; unbelievable.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, Texas
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thoughts and prayers to the green mountain state from texas...
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