Flash flooding struck
Williamstown early Tuesday morning, receding almost as fast as it arrived. But
it left plenty of dirt, mud and water to clean up.
To warn his neighbor of
danger, Douglas Gunlaw dodged cars as they bobbed in the flooding.
"I had to walk
in waist-deep water across the
driveway, and then it started slowly going down and it was up to the second
stair up there on the higher ground," Gunlaw said.
Overflowing brook banks
forced Randolph National Bank President Steve Dimick to close for the day.
"We would like to
reopen tomorrow," Dimick said.
He says he expected worse,
but reopening will need to wait until they're off generator power.
"I think most people
understand what has happened here," Dimick said.
"I can't afford the
expense, monetarily or emotionally," Brandy Todd said.
The Williamstown homeowner
says she and her fiancé just finished making repairs after flooding last year.
This one makes three in two years, and she fears another big bill.
"I don't know who to
call, what to do or where to go," Todd said.
spokesman Mark Landry listened to Todd's questions, but the best encouragement
he could offer is that communities, states and the federal government come
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he
hopes to have estimated cumulative damage totals available by Thursday so the
state and individuals can apply for aid.
We continue to get deluged by rain; Vermont just can't take it," said
Shumlin, D-Vermont. "There's more rain coming this afternoon, more rain
coming tomorrow and you know, where's it going to hit next?"
In Roxbury, repairs are
underway after last week's storm washed away large sections of road. But fixes
in any recently-fixed area will be in vain with another large-dose of rain.
Many of the residents we
spoke with say this storm did more damage to their property than Tropical Storm
Irene did in September 2011.
The Williamstown High
School will function as an emergency shelter again Tuesday night for those that
can't stay in their homes.
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