I was in Vermont when Irene hit the devastation is so sad. I was staying in west Dover VT near Wilmington. When i tried to leave yesterday I was told there was no way out. Finally today the police had written directions for a very round about way.
i did not see the downtown area of Wilmington you can not get close roads are totally washed away. Even up on the mountain close to Mt. Snow road are missing big chunks. Old covered bridges and places that have been there more then 50 years are gone.
I always thought flood insurance was just for people near oceans or lakes in low areas. From now on I will buy flood insurance even if I live on top of a mountain.
My heart goes out to all who have ever had to rebuild from a flood. Seeing places you know and love wash away makes it real and close to home.