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Wilmington to digitize records to protect from flood

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WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The town of Wilmington, Vt., is getting a grant of nearly $158,000 to start digitizing all of its official records and save them from the threat of flooding.

Waters from Tropical Storm Irene that ravaged Wilmington in 2011 had threatened documents that were rescued by Town Clerk Susie Haughwout. That happened minutes before other documents that had been left behind were ruined.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports about 200,000 pages of documents going back to 1797 will be secured through the digitization efforts.

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