On This Day In 2011, The Unthinkable Happened In Vermont

Tropical Storm Irene ripped through Vermont on Sunday, August 28, 2011 and we are still seeing the effects years later. Houses were washed away, businesses demolished, irreplaceable personal items… gone. Flooding destroyed roads, farms were decimated and the environment was severely impacted. These striking images show just how severe the damage was to our beloved state.

While no one can forget how this storm devastated Vermont, it is also important to remember how communities banded together and friends and neighbors tirelessly assisted in repairing the damage and helping in whatever ways they could.