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Vermont Irene Aftermath  

Resources describing Vermont's attempt to recover from the damaging flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene on August 28, 2011. Focuses on Marlboro, Brattleboro, and surrounding areas.
Last Updated: May 4, 2012 URL: http://libraryguides.marlboro.edu/irene Print Guide RSS Updates

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Twitter

Collection of Twitter accounts from Vermont, especially the Brattleboro area, that are providing updates on the situation post-Irene. If you're a Twitter user, you can follow this list at http://twitter.com/#!/RiceAronLibrary/vt-irene-aftermath

Local Towns

Links to local town websites that have been updated with information post-Irene.

Featured Site

  • Windham County Status Updates
    Community site with news and information about Windham County's status and recovery efforts. Updated constantly. I've found this to be the most consistent and reliable source of information for southeastern Vermont in the post-Irene period.
 

Marlboro College Information

For information about Marlboro College's operating status and recommendations regarding travel to/from the college, the most authoritative sources are:

The Rice-Aron Library is open and has power and guest wi-fi. Local residents are welcome to visit. More information for visitors.

The latest blog post from Potash Phil gives a nice description of the post-Irene experience on the hill.

Video of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's visit to Marlboro College, September 3, 2011.

Roads and Travel

Citizen Media

Some of the best reporting of events as they unfolded came from citizen journalists, via websites like iBrattleboro.com and indivduals using Twitter and Facebook. Photos and footage from citizen journalists ended up being featured on NBC, CNN, and other mainstream media outlets.

  • iBrattleboro.com
    Community news and information site for Brattleboro and surrounding areas.
  • Brattleboro Community Television
    Community access television created by and for residents of Brattleboro, Guilford, Vernon, Putney, Dummerston, Newfane, Townshend and Jamaica, Vermont. Their 5:45 Live nightly newscast is available online as well as on public access television.
  • Brattleboro Reformer on Facebook
    Facebook page for the local Brattleboro newspaper. Along with stories from the paper, lots of posts and information from local residents (keep in mind that these are not always accurate/verified).
  • Vermont Flooding 2011 - Facebook
    Grassroots site for people to give and get information about flooding across the state.

Traditional Media

  • Brattleboro Reformer
    Daily newspaper for Brattleboro and surrounding towns. After five article views, you will be asked to pay to subscribe. Archive is available via the library's LexisNexis subscription.
  • Deerfield Valley News
    Independent weekly newspaper covering southern Vermont, published in Wilmington. (Thanks, Mike Eldred!)
  • The Commons
    Independent, non-profit newspaper based in Windham County, which includes Marlboro and Brattleboro.
  • VTDigger.org
    VTDigger.org is a statewide news website dedicated to coverage of Vermont politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy. Thanks, Sasha Nyary, for suggesting this link!
  • WCAX CBS 3 (Burlington)
    Burlington (VT) CBS affiliate.
  • WKVT Disaster Relief Blog
    Hurricane Irene aftermath information from WKVT 92.7 FM, local radio station.
  • WPTZ NBC 5
    Plattsburgh, NY/Burlington, VT NBC affliate. Their reporter Randy Gyllenhaal has filed several reports from Brattleboro.
  • WTSA 96.7 FM
    Local FM radio station that lists emergency closings and cancellations; also features local news. Find them on Twitter: @967tsafm

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