"Supplies, Roads Begin To Reach Communities Cut Off by Irene"

"The Vermont National Guard will try today to reach the town of Wardsboro, the only Vermont town without a road — even a makeshift one — to the outside world."

""We've been in contact with them," said Robert Stirewalt, a spokesman at Vermont Emergency Management, this morning. "We're going to try to get to them today."

The Guard will fly into the town, on Vermont 100 in south-central Vermont, to deliver food, Stirewalt said."

Terri Hallenbeck and Matt Ryan report for the Burlington Free Press August 31, 2011.


"Hurricane Cost Seen as Ranking Among Top Ten" (New York Times)

"Helicopters Rush Food, Water To Vermont Towns Cut Off by Irene'S Floodwaters; 'We Need Help'" (AP)

"A Ramapo River Spill is Being Addressed" (Green/NYT)

"Airlifts, Water Rescues In Wake Of Hurricane Irene" (Reuters)

Source: Burlington Free Press, 08/31/2011