Governor Surveys Storm Damage in St. Johnsbury
May 27, 2011 - MONTPELIER - Governor Peter Shumlin is now in the Northeast Kingdom, where yesterday’s strong storms took a heavy toll. Traveling with the governor are Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and St. Johnsbury town manager Ralph Nelson.
There is extensive damage to roads in the region. Route 2 in Cabot, near the Goodrich Maple Farm, is closed while crews work to repair a culvert that dropped and needs replacement. Local and town roads have also suffered washouts.
A Victorian home near main struck was struck by lightning during the storms. Governor Shumlin thanked the St. Johnsbury fire department for its quick work in extinguishing the ensuing fire.
The governor has spoken with all three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation today. They have pledged to roll up their sleeves and get Vermont any type of assistance they can secure.
Governor Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Scott will be participating in another phone call with statewide emergency management officials at 3:00 p.m.