On August 28th, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene tracked through eastern Vermont, producing record-breaking rainfall and devastating flooding. For many, this is an event that will not be easily forgotten.
In recognition of the tenth anniversary of Irene, the National Weather Service in Burlington invites you to reflect on this memorable event by sharing stories of how Irene may have impacted you whether personally and/or professionally. Stories of expectations leading up to Irene's arrival, the impacts/losses during Irene's passage, and recovery efforts after Irene's departure will be collected and featured in on online Story Map to be published on the anniversary.
Ultimately, the goal of this Story Map is to provide a means to reflect and empathize with all those who were affected by this historical event. To do so, we'd like to feature more than a meteorological perspective.
That is where you come in: if you are interested in sharing your experience leading up to, during, and/or after Tropical Storm Irene, please provide either a written document or a recorded video. These may be sent to Nichole Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org. In doing so, you give permission to the National Weather Service to publicly share the content with attribution to you.
We appreciate your participation in partnering with the communities we serve by recognizing the impact Tropical Storm Irene had upon them!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Nichole at the email listed above.
National Weather Service - Burlington, VT