I’ve collected a few photos from around Facebook for this post. I moved away from Vermont less than 2 years ago and nothing has made me want to go home more than this. My beautiful state torn to shreds by flash flooding. They didn’t even see much in the way of wind. I hope this gives you a sense of whatmost of the state of Vermont looks like right now. There are entire communities cut off from each other with no way in or out.
This is pretty much the story all over the state. Some communities were hit much harder than others. I know that Killington and Pittsfield are completely cut-off at the moment. The only way in or out is hiking. I’ve seen the most amazing photos of rushing water where I’ve never even seen water before. Several people have lost their lives and many their homes. It’s hard to watch from here. I want badly to be there.
It’s absolutely UNREAL how much water flowed through these places. I think they’ve been calling it the 200 year flood. Some people like to say that Vermont needs to prepare better and build better roads… but this water MANGLED STEEL BRIDGES MEANT FOR TRAINS and not just one.
There is a GIANT collection of photos here. Skip the albums and head straight to the community photos. This is not one isolated area… it’s all over state. Some communities were hit HARD, but I don’t know if any town escaped at least some flooding.
For the next few weeks I’m donating 100% of the profits from my Etsy shop to hurricane relief in Vermont. Many of the fundraisers set up cannot take credit cards so I’ve decided to donate to the red cross. Please help if you can. Thanks.
PS. If any of these photos belong to you… let me know. I’d love to give credit.