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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:42 PM
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In the wake of Irene, and before Lee's ghost arrives.
Here are some scenes from Vermont.

http://www.mansfieldheliflight.com/flood/
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:46 PM
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1. There are no words
:cry: :cry:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:49 PM
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2. Oh wait, but we were told it was hype (tm)
If you can give some money to the vermont food bank, they will need it.

http://www.vtfoodbank.org/
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:00 PM
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3. Oh yikes. Poor people.
The property and infrastructure damage is awful.
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Eddie Haskell Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:03 PM
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4. You could be in for a very rough winter.
If the rains continue and you're unable to repair the roads before the first big snows, VT could have a nightmare scenario.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:03 PM
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5. All I could think of (plus how beautiful Vermont is)
was how many people could be employed repairing the roads bridges and buildings destroyed or damaged by these flood waters.

Of course the funds for the repairs would have to be approved by the guy who seems to be in charge when it comes to spending money in the US.

This shitweasel, God's FEMA Director, Eric Cantor:

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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 05:55 PM
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9. That is such a perfect graphic
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:04 PM
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6. Makes me wonder if there will be anything left of this country.
How many crops in how many different states have been destroyed? This is our food security washing away in New England and burning up in Texas. And let's not forget the Mississippi and Missouri rivers this year.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:05 PM
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7. Nature is so incredibly powerful. :^( I've had my fingers crossed that
storms would stay away so they can dry off and work on repairs. Glad Katia went away. Now the rest of them need to follow her.
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:24 PM
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8. How long is it going to take to repair those roads
and put Vermont back together again?

The nicest times I ever spent were in Vermont.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 06:07 PM
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10. Vermont is doing OK. Yes, it's rough. Yes, a lot of people are hurting but
state government and FEMA have been FANTASTIC. And Vermonters in many small towns have taken matters into their own hands and performed road and even bridge repairs themselves. The biggest problem is infrastructure repair before snow flies in just a couple of months.
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 06:46 PM
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11. Amazing pictures, thank you.
:kick:
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