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Evrita Crosby's trailer washed away when the Saxtons River flooded during Tropical Storm Irene. Vermont has come a long way in recovering from that storm, but there's still work to be done in preparing for the next one. (Courtesy Evrita Crosby)
Evrita Crosby's trailer washed away when the Saxtons River flooded during Tropical Storm Irene. Vermont has come a long way in recovering from that storm, but there's still work to be done in preparing for the next one. (Courtesy Evrita Crosby)
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It's been five years since Hurricane Irene dumped its record rainfall over Vermont. Even though it was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit the Northeast, bridge and road damage from Irene topped $700 million. Since then, the state has been trying to get towns and cities to plan for the next disaster.

So, is Vermont prepared for another flood?

Howard Weiss-Tisman from Here & Now contributor Vermont Public Radio reports.

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Howard Weiss-Tisman, southern Vermont correspondent for Vermont Public Radio. He tweets @hweisstisman.

This segment aired on August 29, 2016.

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