Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene's Damage Here In Rutland, VT

Here are just two images of the devastation from Tropical Storm Irene here in Rutland. These are roads we use every day. It will be a long time before these ares are passable again. Rutland is almost cut off from the rest of the world...There are more washouts to the north so our only major road is Route 4 to the east.

The power of water is just overwhelming. I can't help but think of Noah's flood and the terror the people back then must have felt.

 Route 7 South, Rutland (headed toward Clarendon) photo by Vito Starinskas

I got these photos from the Burlington Free Press website where there are lots more.

Our hearts go out to the people who have lost property and their homes, and we are especially praying for those who have lost loved ones due to this storm.

Route 4 East in Mendon (headed toward Pico/Killington) photo by Vito Starinskas


  1. I was wondering how you had fared. Water is generally used for hydration and recreation, but gets high scores for destruction.

  2. Funny I was just talking about we can swim and our kids can play in the sprinkler with the very same stuff that moves buildings off foundations and destroys dams and whatnot. The difference is volume and speed. Amazing and awful.

  3. My friend, Tammy, posted this video, too

    I wonder if it will work. That looks different.

  4. Wow Carol that was the best footage I've seen. That's Route 4 on the way up toward Killington....thanks for sharing it. My nephew Ben is an engineer and he's been called back to VT from Albany to inspect bridges and whatnot. 7 days a week till it's done. Oi.