"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.

SEE ALSO:

"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