I was so sad to hear about the devastation Hurricane Irene reeked on Vermont. It is not only a physical place, but a state of mind I go to to find respite. Friends have been sending me photos of Killington and surrounding areas all day. Killington is now an island with all the major in and out going roads washed out by flood waters of overflowing rivers. All over the state homes, roads, businesses, and the beautiful historic covered bridges have been washed away by flood waters.
I am worried about how my friends, neighbors and home has fared. It will be a few more days before I find out, since the road to my Vermont neighborhood has been washed away. Power and cell service is also out because of Irene.
"It's just devastating," Gov. Peter Shumlin said Monday. "Whole communities under water, businesses, homes, obviously roads and bridges, rail transportation infrastructure. We've lost farmers' crops," he said. "We're tough folks up here but Irene ... really hit us hard." (CNN.com)
I think pictures and videos capture better then any words can express. My thanks to conscript68 via YouTube
Late addition: Check out the article in the Rutland Herald regarding the storm damage to Killington Resort and Town.