Living in Southern Vermont, a block away from the Battenkill River, I witnessed in awe as the otherwise peaceful and crystalline river, raged like an angry monster through the valley last Sunday, causing damage to many of our neighbors’ homes and properties.
Up the hill, in Kelly Stand, another river, aptly named Roaring Branch, swept away three houses and left the road impassable.
Fortunately my family and I fared well and our house suffered no damage. But the floods were catastrophic and most people who suffered damages to their homes had no flood insurance.
Please donate to Vermonters in Need After Floods Caused by Irene.
Here is an article with links to places accepting donations.
Here is the Battenkill River just a couple of hundred feet down the road from our home.