I’m not sure any Vermonters are following me, or if any Vermonters have power/internet at the moment, but I wanted to share a couple of resources I just found for anyone seeking information, or with information to share. Vermont isn’t getting a lot of national media coverage because only half a million lovely people live there, but tropical storm Irene is doing a ton of damage. I’m not sure exactly why, is it the topography, or the fact that the storm hit more directly than in NYC?
- A facebook community page: Vermont Flooding 2011: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Flooding-2011/212455332141871
- A Woodstock blogger, Julia Carlisle: http://woodstockearlyworm.wordpress.com/
- On twitter: Search hashtag #vtirene, or hashtags for the area you’re interested in, like #btv for Burlington, or #uppervalley for the Dartmouth-White River-Woodstock area.
A number of VT’s beautiful covered bridges have succumbed to the floodwaters, and numerous roads are washed out. There’s a lot of frightening footage out there…I just wish the best for my co-workers at Chelsea Green (our email server is apparently down which doesn’t make me feel good about our office and archives of all our amazing out of print books).
It strikes me as pretty ridiculous that a few days ago I was worrying about the lack of water out here in Los Angeles. I think mama nature would like me to learn to be a little more zen about this kind of thing. Something along the lines of Murphy’s Law. Whatever can happen will.