Irene Flooding Left Vermont Home on Unexpected Island

January 24, 2012

  • January 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    Darren says:
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    They live on 10 acres. Can’t they move the house to a safer location?

    • January 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm
      The Other Point of View says:
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      Probably not without great expense. I would be shocked to learn that the house didn’t have a basement. Plus, moving the house might mean moving the utilities too.

  • January 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Jean says:
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    Darren even though they live on 10 acres they may have a problem gaining access to another piece of their land and moving a home is not an easy or cheap task. I’m sure there would be no funds available for that process!

    If you have seen any of the photos of the damage to this area that is a very real possibility that access is limited from any direction. A lot of property owners lost land to streams and rivers, not to mention homes that either washed away or are damaged beyond repair. Flood insurance is already expensive and it will only get higher after such disasters.

    I wish these people luck in solving their problems.

  • January 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    sandman says:
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    Although their situation is sad. It is unique. Have a family member that lived 50-60 feet uphill from creek and lost everything on the first floor and for a little while could not even get out of home. It must have been a slow news day!



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