Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:
“Six years ago, Vermont faced one of its most impactful natural disasters when Tropical Storm Irene caused major flooding across the state.
“Our response and recovery – from the State and local governments to non-profit organizations to communities and individuals – showed the very best of Vermont. Neighbors helping neighbors has long been a core Vermont value, and it was on full display as we worked together to help those who lost homes, businesses and property during the storm.
“We demonstrated the true meaning of ‘Vermont Strong’ as we rebuilt roads, homes and communities – efforts that continue today.
“That’s why this is also a time to reflect on our continued work to make Vermont more resilient to flooding, including infrastructure improvements, addressing climate change, and clean water and flood mitigation initiatives.
“As we mark this anniversary, our thoughts are with the communities in Texas currently facing the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Vermont stands ready to lend support and the knowledge gained through our experience recovering from Irene.”