29 Aug '11, 6pm

Good summary of #vtirene damage from @BenJervey over @OnEarth Crazy, I've been down half these roads, bridges now gone.

Good summary of #vtirene damage from @BenJervey over @OnEarth Crazy, I've been down half these roads, bridges now gone.

On Friday afternoon, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas of New York City, I sent an email to a bunch of friends saying, basically, "If you want to clear out of the city you're welcome to ride out the storm up here in Vermont." How naive. It's not that I thought the Green Mountain State would be unscathed. While plenty of mainstream media outlets and weather prognosticators (cough cough ) were focusing narrowly on coastal wind speeds and storm surge, the experts that I rely on -- namely Jeff Masters at Weather Underground and Andrew Freedman of Climate Central and the Capital Weather Gang (and an occasional OnEarth contributor) -- were warning that inland flooding from massive rains was the biggest and most underanticipated threat. We knew that Vermont was going to get slammed by rain, and that our ground was already saturated...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/vermont-irene-damage

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