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Reflecting on Tropical Storm Irene as we build a movement for people and the planet

Three years ago today, Tropical Storm Irene came roaring across Vermont, bringing heavy winds and so much rain that most of our rivers spilled their banks.  Roads, bridges, and homes — in some cases, entire neighborhoods — were washed out by the floods, isolating many of our communities for days as neighbors worked to support each other through the crisis.  Irene had a devastating impact on so many of our lives and livelihoods, through lost homes, posessions, traumatic experiences, and financial hardship.