A number of Vermont communities were cut off from the rest of the state in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene. At this point, all have been reconnected to the outside world to varying degrees. VPR’s Steve Zind has this look at how one of those towns dealt with the challenge of going it alone in the immediate aftermath of the flooding.
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Gov. Peter Shumlin and Sen. Patrick Leahy rejected criticism voiced by some in the national
media that Vermont was not aggressive enough about ordering evacuations. Shumlin and Leahy say it would not have helped to issue more extensive evacuation
orders, because it was impossible to
tell where flooding would be at its worst.