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How to stay safe in Vermont's flash floods

An overhead photograph of brown water covering roadways, grass from a rushing river
This photograph provided by Rick McDonough shows flooding in Londonderry at the intersections of Routes 11 and 100 around 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 10.

For the latest updates on the flooding, follow Vermont Public's live blog.

Heavy rain storms across Vermont are expected to drop 2 to 5 inches of rain throughout the day and into the evening, and perhaps beyond. Gov. Phil Scott has declared a state of emergency. A weather expert answers questions on what you need to know about the flash flooding happening around the state, and we hear from a state representative from one of the hardest-hit areas.

Our guests:

  • Marlon Verasamy, observing program leader, National Weather Service in Burlington
  • Rep. Kelly Pajala, Windham-Windsor-Bennington
  • Peter Hirschfeld, Vermont Public reporter
  • Nina Keck, Vermont Public reporter

Broadcast at noon Monday, July 10, 2023.

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