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Catastrophic flooding swamped Vermont’s capital as intense storms forced evacuations and closures in Northeast

Posted on AllSides July 11th, 2023
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Intense rainstorms that inundated the Northeast turned streets into rivers, forced evacuations and prompted officials in Vermont’s capital, Montpelier, to close the downtown area.

“Make no mistake, the devastation and flooding we’re experiencing across Vermont is historic and catastrophic,” Gov. Phil Scott told reporters Tuesday.

Floodwaters in some areas “surpassed levels seen during Tropical Storm Irene,” the governor said. Irene hit the United States as a hurricane in August 2011 and left entire communities submerged, killing more than 40 people in several Eastern states.

The current flooding has claimed thousands...

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