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 many years later. Houses were washed away, businesses demolished, irreplaceable personal items… gone. Flooding destroyed roads, farms were decimated and the environment was severely impacted by this tragic and massive flood in Vermont. These striking images show just how severe the damage was to our beloved state.

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While no one can forget how this storm and its massive flood in Vermont devastated our state, 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.

Are there other natural disasters in Vermont that you remember? The massive flood in Vermont from Hurricane Irene is not something Vermonters will soon forget. Share your thoughts with us by leaving your stories and comments below. We want to hear from you.

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August 24, 2020

What is the safest place to live in Vermont?

According to FBI crime statistics of Vermont cities and towns, these are the safest places to live in Vermont: 1. Hartford, Vermont. With a population of roughly 10,000 inhabitants, the town of Hartford only recorded 8 violent crimes in 2019. 2. Randolph, Vermont. Another incredibly safe city in Vermont, Randolph only had 4 violent crimes last year. 3. Northfield, Vermont. Also recording only 4 violent crimes, Randolph is a very safe place in Vermont. It also needs saying, that Vermont is one of the safest states in the U.S., and many other towns and cities could very well be listed at the top of any list of safest places in Vermont.

What are the worst things about living in Vermont?

Vermont is a wonderful place to live, but every state has some negative components to it. So here are a few of the worst things about living in Vermont: 1. It can be frightfully cold in the winter, and our winters can last half a year, no joke. 2. If you want nightlife and other popular city activities, Vermont doesn’t rank so well in comparison to other states. 3. Vermont can be rather expensive to live in. Rent prices, groceries, and real-estate can all be on the pricier side. But these negative aspects pale in comparison to the reasons why living in Vermont is amazing (read below).

What are the best things about living in Vermont?

We cannot even count all the great things on one hand. But a few that come to mind are: access to pristine and natural areas and parks, organic and healthy food, environmentally and socially aware residents, friendly locals, and a relaxed and casual way of life. Vermont is a delightful place to reside if you don’t mind living in a small city or little town, which for us, is one of the best reasons to live in Vermont – no large cities. If you love nature and want to live a healthy life, Vermont is one of the best places to live in the U.S., period.

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