By Jaime Thomas
For a lot of area residents, Tropical Storm Irene is a thing of the past. Others are still dealing with the storm’s destruction.
And while federal funding is in place to help those who need it, sometimes it’s not enough.
In West Pawlet, flooding from the storm tore out a 100-year-old slate retaining wall and inundated an elderly woman’s entire yard with water from the Indian River, causing damage to several other structures as well.
“We were able to get funds [...]