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
Links to local town websites that have been updated with information post-Irene.
- Marlboro, VT Town Website
- Town of Marlboro Facebook Page
- Marlboro Vermont Message Board
Community page for Marlboro residents to share information during recovery from the storm. See also the official Town of Marlboro Facebook page. (Thanks, John Ludwigson, for suggesting this link!)
- Brattleboro, VT Town Website
- Windham County Status Updates
Community site with updates about Windham County's status and recovery efforts. Thanks, Elliot Anders, for sending this link!
- Dover, VT Town Website
- Halifax, VT Town Website
- Jamaica, VT Town Website
- South Newfane/Williamsville Bulletin Board (Facebook)
- Wilmington, VT Town Website
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.
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.
- 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 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