Twelve years after flood devastation from Hurricane Irene, Vermont faced another once-in-a-lifetime storm event. Severe flooding caused millions of dollars worth of damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure across the state, highlighting the urgent need for climate adaptation.
From the New York Times:
"You hope that every event like this keeps people alert, and thinking of the future," said Frank Magilligan, a Dartmouth College geography professor and river scientist who has studied flood hydrology and the regional effects of Irene. "It's not going to be a one-off, and you can't put your head in the sand."