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Hurricane Irene reports?

Martin Holladay | Posted in General Questions on

How is the storm affecting your city or town? Here in northern Vermont, at 9:30 a.m., we’re just having a rainy day at this point.

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  1. dankolbert | | #1

    Quite windy here but not a ton of rain yet. Looks like it's headed farther inland than expected.

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Streams are rising in our local towns, Sheffield and Wheelock, and firefighters are going door to door in flood-prone areas to urge people to evacuate to shelters. The electricity is out in parts of Lyndonville.

  3. Daniel Morrison | | #3

    Took on about a gallon of water in our basement, the storm seemed done before my coffee was ready. Thankfully, it was a breeze.

    See the video:

  4. albertrooks | | #4

    "Thankfully, it was a breeze."

    Pun intended?

    Greetings form the west coast :)

  5. albertrooks | | #5

    In reading about it this AM it sounds like it was quite bad in Vermont. hopefully all at BuildingGreen are well. It sounded pretty wet in Battlebro.

  6. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #6

    We had a washout on the town road between my house and the post office. Two lanes have been reduced to one lane -- the other lane is now in the river. Also, a big chunk of the riverbank has been eaten away behind out local school -- the fence that kept the kids from playing in the river was washed away.

    Lots of roads are still under water in Vermont, and bridges were washed away in the southern part of the state. Parts of downtown Burlington, Montpelier, and Brattleboro were or are underwater.

  7. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #7

    I just got an e-mail from GBA blogger (and BuildingGreen editor) Tristan Roberts. He writes, "We are stranded but healthy and with a good roof on." He sent a photo of the road connecting his house with the outside world (see below).

  8. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #8

    Tristan was hit worse than we were, that's for sure. Our road is still passable.

  9. tos | | #9

    I guess we got off lucky; power was off for about 24hrs, Lots of rain and potential erosion on driveway (long down a hill) that had me out there twice in the rain making diversions in the drive to get the water off. I am an owner- builder and my excavation survived pretty well; I had most of the crushed stone in the lower level of the foundation (it is a stepped PWF), and I got very little silting from run-off. I was working frantically and late saturday prepping the area for the storm. Geofabric works wonders!

  10. user941025 | | #10

    Just logging in to say "holy smokes" on those road photos.

  11. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #11

    Tristan Roberts just sent another photo to me by e-mail. Tristan writes, "Here is a photo from today. Main thoroughfare connecting parts of town, school bus route, etc. A mile from my house toward Brattleboro. Amazing how the river is reshaped."

    Note the ladder that someone has thoughtfully installed to help pedestrians and bicyclists.

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