One year after Irene, ‘We Are Vermont Stronger’ (Burlington Free Press)
August 29, 2012
By Sally Pollak
Lois Mearse sat in the back of Chandler Music Hall Tuesday night, surrounded by her sister and her daughter.
“We’re victims,” said Mearse, 64. “We’re here to remember what happened that day.”
The day was one year ago: Aug. 28, 2011, when flooding from Tropical Storm Irene devastated many places in Vermont.
Six lives were lost in the storm; thousands of acres of farmland were wrecked; homes were destroyed, roads and bridges washed away.
Mearse lived for 36 years in a blue house along the White River in Bethel. Her house was wrecked that day. But her family was safe.
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