The images of Montpelier and Barre in the recent floods were heartbreaking. Entire blocks of the cities’ downtowns were inundated.
After the last two weeks, future job postings for town manager positions in Vermont are likely to list as a requirement “Must have experience with flood mitigation and recovery.”
Though Brandon, Pittsford, and Proctor may have been spared the worst brunt of the storms last week, the aftermath was felt over the following days as the water that collected downstream made its way north through Otter Creek.
On Friday, July 14, 2023, President Joseph Biden declared a Major Disaster for the state of Vermont as a result of severe storms and flooding occurring on July 7, 2023 and continuing.