Memories of Irene: First-hand recollections of the tropical storm and subsequent flooding

August 6, 2012 at 7:08am

The Brattleboro Reformer would like its readers to share their memories of Tropical Storm Irene and the floods which followed.

 

In the week and a half leading up to the first-anniversary of this massively destructive storm, the Reformer will be writing features, news reports and other stories. But, as with any historic event, the most important aspect of telling the story is the first-hand accounts from those who experienced it.

 

That means YOU(!).

 

Please, in the space below, comment on this post, sharing your own story (or stories) from Irene. We will collect all of your submissions to share with the community.

 

Thank you.

 

---Exec. Ed. Tom D'Errico---

Water flows swiftly down Flat St. in downtown Brattleboro as the Whetstone Brook surged from its banks on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene blanketed the area with heavy rain, swelling rivers and streams out of their banks and forcing many residents in low-lying areas from their homes. (Reformer file photo)

Water flows swiftly down Flat St. in downtown Brattleboro as the Whetstone Brook surged from its banks on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene blanketed the area with heavy rain, swelling rivers and streams out of their banks and forcing many residents in low-lying areas from their homes. (Reformer file photo)