Update: Waterbury Two Years After Irene
When Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont two years ago, more than 200 homes and businesses in Waterbury were flooded. The state office complex and the state hospital were rendered unusable. Doctors at the state hospital scrambled to find places for the 17 patients in the facility before the flood reached dangerous levels. And state workers rushed to save critical paperwork and archival material.
Tomorrow the governor will announce plans to fund the demolition and reconstruction of the state office complex with a combination of state money, insurance funds, and FEMA reimbursements.
Bill Shepeluk is the Municipal Manager for the town of Waterbury. He spoke with Vermont Edition about how Waterbury’s doing 2 years after the storm.