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A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Vermont In 1927 And No One Saw It Coming

Many of us are all too familiar with the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, and the Flood of 1927, much like Irene, changed the state of Vermont forever. In early November of 1927, it rained hard for three days flooding the rivers and streams. 84 people died in the flooding, roads and bridges were washed away and houses and farms were completely destroyed.

Many thanks to DotEarth with Andrew Revkin for this incredible video footage compilation of the Great Flood of 1927.

After the biggest flood in Vermont history, President Calvin Coolidge visited Vermont in 1928. He saw how Vermont had recovered from the flood and made a famous speech in Bennington. He said “I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people.” He praised “the people of this brave little state of Vermont.”

Kristin Grimes
Kristin Grimes lives in Vermont, is a freelance writer and busy MOM (Manager of Madness) and WIFE (Washing, Ironing, Feeding, Etc.)