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Irene brings worst flooding in century to Vermont
AP ^ | 29 Aug 2011 | Dave Gram

Posted on 08/29/2011 6:14:04 PM PDT by Palter

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Video of Vermont losing one of its covered bridges.


1 posted on 08/29/2011 6:14:14 PM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

There are some in this forum who think this is no big deal.

To them, floods like this, and living without tap water with a house full of kids and a barn full of animals with no way to get emergency aid if you need it, is no big deal. They go through it all the time and never have a care in the world about it.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 6:18:33 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Westbrook

This is the Socialist Republic of Vermont, the government is supposed to provide everything. I wonder what the percentage of people in blue states have emergency kits compared to the number of people in red states.


3 posted on 08/29/2011 6:23:55 PM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: Westbrook

>> There are some in this forum who think this is no big deal.

Doubt it.


4 posted on 08/29/2011 6:24:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Palter
My sister and her family left LI to go to my brother's condo in Vermont, thinking it would be better.

Her house is fine, but they are stuck!

5 posted on 08/29/2011 6:26:16 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Rock you like a Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Palter
Terrible! But this is a conservative site, I am amazes how liberal some of these states that got the worst damage. I truly believe people's prayers kept this from a cat 3 hurricane. I pray for these people now!

I was on Long Island when it came. I was praying in my hotel while ermergency responders set up shop in the lobby. They were so happy that the winds were lower than expected. The Trees were swaying like Flags. I do not understand the rebuke of the media. I saw what I saw. I would rather be over prepared than not at all.

People are out of electricity and then it escalates like this Vermont. Sad!

6 posted on 08/29/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4)
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To: Palter

so-o-o sorry!


7 posted on 08/29/2011 6:33:46 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Palter

In northwestern Maine heavy rain isolated the Sugarloaf ski resort.

Two bridges on Hwy 27 are out. One on either side of the entrance road.

One bridge is completely gone. Road between Carrabasset Valley and Stratton will be closed indefinately.


8 posted on 08/29/2011 6:34:23 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Palter

Poor native Vermonters. They had their state stolen from them by socialist hippies. Now, this. My mother-in-law lived in Vermont - all of her friends left the state in the last 10-15 years.


9 posted on 08/29/2011 6:34:41 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: conservaterian

Vermont was always a trusty, warm, conservative, helpful place to live until it was invaded by New York Seventies Throwbacks, Idiots from Boston and other Liberal scumspots with too much money. The pink mafia is the latest import.

The only good news is that maybe God’s event will scare the Depends off of them and their spawn and they will “run away! Run away!’

Let us pray.


10 posted on 08/29/2011 6:36:15 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: TheWriterTX
WOW! That is amazing! I am on Long Island Now! I am leaving tomorrow to Georgia.

My cousin runs a Starvbucks on Long Island. She Had people arguing about the electrical plug outlets to charge there devices. Alot of people with no eletricity. The restaurants were crowded because many did not have electricity Too.

11 posted on 08/29/2011 6:37:15 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4)
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To: Westbrook

38 dead. At LEAST 7 Billion dollars in damage. Eastern North Carolina decimated. Vermont Flooded. But hey, it’s no big deal. It’s just a rainstorm. Politics are more important than people’s lives. After all, if NEW YAWK didn’t wash into the ocean, then it’s no big deal for everyone else.


12 posted on 08/29/2011 6:39:33 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Gene Eric

> Doubt it.

Keep reading. You’ll see it.

Consider, for example, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2770638/posts?page=20#20


13 posted on 08/29/2011 6:42:42 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: freedomwarrior998

> Vermont Flooded.

New Hampshire and Maine are flooded, too, but it’s not being reported in the media. We have friends who need a boat to get to and from their house, as well as all their neighbors.

But, it’s no big deal.

It would be nice to see prayers and concern rather than ridicule and scorn, but at least it provides a good way to determine who your friends are.


14 posted on 08/29/2011 6:52:35 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Westbrook

Exactly. Shameful.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 6:53:10 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Westbrook

You, at least, still have electricity. My elderly 70yr+ parents went 5 weeks with no power, no phone (landline OR cellular) and no water post katrina. They were 150+ miles from the coast. On the ‘clean’ side of Katrina. She went 60m or so to their east. Even IF my elderly dad had had a heart attack there was no way to *get* him to the hospital for a week due to 100+yr old trees down on their road. My parents had a generator, their own well and a wood burning stove for cooking. My mom did needlework in a rocking chair on the front porch during the day and at night they went to bed right after dark. It was 90+ during the day and muggy as all heck after dark. Not unlike conditions in 1900 before all modern convenieces.

Yes, it’s a big deal if you’re not prepared for it or unwilling to accept it as a fact of life.

Until you lose power though, and are affected for more than a week with *no* modern conveniences (which means you won’t be posting to complain about your travails) you aren’t going to get a lot of sympathy from anyone within 100m of the Gulf Coast. Sorry. (Rita, Katrina, Ivan, Ike, etc). It’s a way of life down here. And for the most part, ninth ward notwithstanding, we prepare for these situations.

Until then, use the electricity your computing device is using right now to boil some water. And, in the future, either put solar and/or hand pump on your well, or be prepared to deal with sanitizing the city/county water yourself. Get clorox at the very least, or pool shock and keep it with your prepper stuff. Get board games and books for the kids. And oil burning lamps.

At least the flooding in your neck of the woods didn’t scare up whole nests of poisonous snakes, alligators and fire ants. You *only* have the water and mud and inconvenience. Unlikely you’ll wake up next to a displaced moccasin or rattlesnake. Or lose a pet to displaced fireants.

So, in the nicest voice possible, ‘deal with it’.

Carry on.


16 posted on 08/29/2011 6:56:47 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Palter

We just spent a beautiful week in Vermont the first week of August. It broke my heart to see this bridge go into the river. We took numerous pictures of covered bridges up near Stowe and Jeffersonville, near the Notch.

While I don’t agree with a lot of the liberal policies of the people in Vermont, I know it’s not everyone. We met some really nice conservative people who are just trying to deal with it.

And there is no way anyone should wish some kind of disaster like this upon people. Some people are just mean.


17 posted on 08/29/2011 6:57:32 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Palter

With a population of 630,000, Vermont is just a big city.


18 posted on 08/29/2011 7:05:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Black Agnes

Well said. Need to leave it at that lest I say something that this site will not let me retract.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 7:09:51 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Westbrook

- It would be nice to see prayers and concern rather than ridicule and scorn

May our Lord grant you strength and peace in your time of trials and tribulations. May He bless you 10-fold for trusting in Him even when things get bad. May he watch over and wrap His arms around all of you ... always.

We have room here in WI, and haven’t had any rain lately, so if you need to get away and dry out ... come on over.


20 posted on 08/29/2011 7:11:44 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Black Agnes

> which means you won’t be posting to complain about your
> travails

Look, we’re not complaining. Most of us were just reporting our status, when we were barraged with all this “we have it worse than you” crap.

Not only do we feel bad for your parents and all the people who suffered that storm, but we put our bloody money where our mouth is and contributed to reconstruction efforts. Many of us went down there to help with their hands. There wasn’t a church in our area that didn’t send people to help in MO and LA.

And thee are some folks up here who have it as bad as your folks did.

So, enough already.

If all you can do is send prayers and concern, we welcome that. But if you want to ride a high horse and condemn us as whining weaklings, then get lost.


21 posted on 08/29/2011 7:16:26 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

Finally a human response from somebody outside of the Northeast US.

Thank you, my brother, and rest assured that we all pray and mourn for you when your region suffers.

We are the church.

We rejoice when you rejoice.

We suffer when you suffer.

And we learn more from the suffering than from the rejoicing.

God bless and keep you.


22 posted on 08/29/2011 7:21:24 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Westbrook
There is another thread similar to this one but it talks to the power outages in Connecticut. Having read through the comments I find it interesting that we no longer seem to be united states. Our thinking is now quite regional as in, "This is what happened in my neck of the woods," or, "FEMA didn't do jack for us when this happened," or, "The media only gave us a quick mention so why should I worry about what's going on in your state?"

A house divided against itself will not stand, or something like that. How have these seeds of division been planted and how far will they grow to undermine the foundations of who we are as a nation?
23 posted on 08/29/2011 7:21:24 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Wow, another rational response.

Let’s hope it’s a trend.

I agree with you wholeheartedly.


24 posted on 08/29/2011 7:22:47 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Montanabound
Poor native Vermonters. They had their state stolen from them by socialist hippies. Now, this. My mother-in-law lived in Vermont - all of her friends left the state in the last 10-15 years.

The hippies haven't gotten the guns yet, however. Vermont has constitutional carry and you can carry concealed or open carry without a permit in either case. They also have state laws that pre-empt local communities from enacting stricter gun control than exists at the state level.

25 posted on 08/29/2011 7:23:00 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Westbrook
There are some in this forum who think this is no big deal.

I've been reading the posts lately. There was no hurricane. At most, a thunderstorm.

The whole deal was a product of the Liberal Press and Obama to take peoples mind off the economy.

26 posted on 08/29/2011 7:25:39 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: AD from SpringBay
It is very sad indeed. Full disclosure: I live in New York. I remember when they passed homosexual marriage here in the spring, and I was lurking on here and read some of the comments condemning people who lived here without realizing that many of us don't support homosexual marriage. McCain did win 36% of the vote here in 2008. Nearly 4 in 10 New Yorkers voted against Obama.

Even in Vermont, McCain still got more than 30% of the vote. People shouldn't blame us for the sins of our liberal politicians and liberal voters. We're simply outvoted, time after time.

27 posted on 08/29/2011 7:26:35 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Westbrook

Shameful and way over the line, but coming from a noob, I don’t know that I would put much, if any stock in what he’s saying.

It’s not much, but know that I’m praying for you guys. I witnessed what a stalled TD (Alberto in ‘94) could do while I was in SC. It’s not pretty. The immense power of water and the damage it can cause is not something to underestimate by any means.

Take care FRiend,
SZ


28 posted on 08/29/2011 7:28:02 PM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

I am in Illinois and feel your pain.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Doe Eyes

> The whole deal was a product of the Liberal Press and Obama
> to take peoples mind off the economy.

Be sure to tell that to the folks who lost everything in the floods, the folks who will be isolated for days or even weeks by the flooding, the millions who have no power tonight, and the relatives of the so very few dead and injured.

I’m sure they’ll appreciate your stunningly compelling analysis.


30 posted on 08/29/2011 7:32:44 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Peter from Rutland

Peter, what condition is Rutland in? I’ve got family up there.


31 posted on 08/29/2011 7:37:04 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Doe Eyes

- I’ve been reading the posts lately. There was no hurricane. At most, a thunderstorm.

It doesn’t matter if the flooding is caused by a hurricane, , a tsunami, a thunderstorm or excessive ice packs melting.
When your home ends up with 3 feet of mud in it, it’s a nightmare.

There will always be people who care, they just get harder to find as the world grows colder.

God bless.


32 posted on 08/29/2011 7:38:08 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Doe Eyes; Westbrook

Thunderstorm, my A$$.
You don’t live up here, so it’s no big deal to YOU.
You have no idea what you are talking about.

Westbrook and I and other Northeast Freepers have been through alot with this storm, hurricane or not.
It caused extensive flooding and damage, and our Vermont friends got the worst of it.

It doesn’t matter which state is liberal, conservative or otherwise.
People are suffering.

How about offering prayers and or support instead of a smarmy attitude?


33 posted on 08/29/2011 7:43:39 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: SZonian

Thank you, FRiend.

We know we didn’t get it as bad as some folks, but bad is bad. Destruction is destruction. Loss is loss.

And it’s turning out worse than anticipated for folks near the rivers.


34 posted on 08/29/2011 7:56:33 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Westbrook

I have only read some of the comments on FR. Today is the 6th anniv of Katrina. I know how you feel. If it didn’t happen to NYC or New Orleans, who gives a cr@p? Join the invisible club.
Keith in Gulfport,MS

PS. On the good side, I still can see the Gulf from my porch because the houses between me and the beach don’t exist anymore.


35 posted on 08/29/2011 8:08:46 PM PDT by logitech
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Well, you have my prayers and support from this MA resident.

I do believe it was overhyped being an east coast storm, even as it came through my state, but I changed my tune pretty damn quickly when I saw what it is doing to Vermont.

Stay safe up there.


36 posted on 08/29/2011 8:12:23 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Black Agnes

I have an aunt and 2nd cousin who were elderly and went without electricy for over 3 weeks post Rita in East TExas. They did not have generators.


37 posted on 08/29/2011 8:15:42 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Westbrook

All of this stuff that needs to be taken care of. Your 9 kids you mentioned and all those farm animals. There’s nothing else to do right now besides posting on an internet forum? Glad you have your priorities straight.


38 posted on 08/29/2011 8:17:53 PM PDT by rjeffries
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
People pooh poohing this storm are being delusional. I saw firsthand what damage a much less significant storm, Isabella, did in the Chesapeake Bay area in 2003. The most long lasting problem is going to be restoring the many rural roads that have been washed out. Even with a more competent state government in Vermont than we had in Louisiana I am pretty certain this is going to be a project that will take years rater than a year to fix. Sorry to be the bearer of gloomy tidings but flooding especially flooding with scouring force is unbelievably destructive. Organized pressure by the rural people will keep the city mice in Burlington and Montpelier from forgetting your problems. Good luck, you will need it.
39 posted on 08/29/2011 8:19:39 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: rlmorel

Thank you.
We got out of it pretty lucky, this time.

Yes, it WAS over-hyped, but it did some real and terrible damage, and 18 people lost their lives in this storm.

I am praying for all affected by it, and Vermont especially.
Take care!


40 posted on 08/29/2011 8:21:12 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Palter

Well, we had that a fews years back with Allison...little ole’ tropical storm that dropped 37 inches of rain in Houston, TX. That little gal took out hospitals in the medical center, trapped people on their homes etc...she created one heck of a problem for Houston, TX.


41 posted on 08/29/2011 8:22:47 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Palter

The land is being returned to it’s rightful owner- mother nature. The Leftists of VT should celebrate! After all, mother nature is more effective than implementing agenda 21, and population control.


42 posted on 08/29/2011 8:24:59 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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Flood Control in Vermont and northern NY State?
Are you crazy?
What the H__ is Flood Control?
We don` need no flood control!
We don want no stinkin Flood Control!
Irene is the best way to get new topsoil every 100 years.

That`s why Vermont has more cows than people and fewer covered bridges.


43 posted on 08/29/2011 8:25:52 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Palter

Isn’t it moonlight in Vermont now?


44 posted on 08/29/2011 8:26:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: robowombat

“People pooh poohing this storm are being delusional”
Yes, they are.
I am not in Vermont, I live in Maine, but there was plenty of damage here, too.

Vermont is going to be reeling from this for quite a long time..
My heart goes out to them.


45 posted on 08/29/2011 8:27:31 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Westbrook
There are some in this forum who think this is no big deal.

Not me - I've been there. The remnants of Tropical Storm Erin did this to my town in 2007:

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I had two feet of water in my office when the river stopped rising. There is no more helpless feeling than listening to the rain comes in torrents for hours on end.

I'll be praying for you and sending the Salvation Army some money to help. Good luck and God bless.

46 posted on 08/29/2011 8:27:42 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( ~ No ~)
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To: johngrace

I just believe that the “important” people in NYC or Wash.DC didn’t get hit too hard.. therefore, its “overyhyped”....everybody else’s plight apparently means squat....


47 posted on 08/29/2011 8:32:23 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Doe Eyes
I've been reading the posts lately. There was no hurricane. At most, a thunderstorm. The whole deal was a product of the Liberal Press and Obama to take peoples mind off the economy.

Yeah, because we all know thunderstorms split islands into three pieces, cause once in a century floods, and 7 Billion dollars in damage.

YEP!!! ITZ ALLZ DA CONSPIWACY!!!! DA ILLUMINATIZ!!! LIZArD PeOpLeZ and CAbAlS!!!! OH NOEZZ!!!! THEY ARE HEREZ!!! ITZ A GIANTZ CONSPIWACY!!!!

48 posted on 08/29/2011 8:38:24 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Black Agnes

Oh brother....you Katrina people are such spoiled brats. You get all the attention and then complain when another state had an incident. Louisiana is one of the worst states in the nation and you prove it everyday. Most can’t read down there because your education sucks. You cry all day long about Katrina three years later. Grow up. Plus you complaining about people posting to Free Republic and were part of the hurricane is just plain ignorant because cell phones allow for posting quick things on the internet....but since Louisiana is a very poor stupid state, I forgive your ignorance.


49 posted on 08/29/2011 9:09:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Doe Eyes

I guess Route 12 in your blue state did not fall apart. Glad it was only a rain storm....I guess the people who died were glad it was only a rain storm. Do you even believe the crap you write?


50 posted on 08/29/2011 9:11:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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