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The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene has come and gone.  The skies are clear, and communities can begin to assess the damage, begin the clean up, and move forward.  While the media focused almost exclusively on the path of the storm towards New York City, it is the areas to the north that seemed to have suffered the most extreme damage.

Word out of Vermont is that this is the worst storm and flooding  since the 1920’s.  Villages and farms underwater, bridges washed away, and if reports are true, an institutional cheese making facility wiped out.  Pictures posted on the Consider Bardwell Farm Blog show areas completely underwater.  The video link below shows a raging torrent of water plowing through what was once Grafton Village.

We can prepare for the worst and hope for the best.  My thoughts are with all of the communities that suffered damage as a result of this weather system.  How this will have an effect on the farms and cheesemakers of the Northeast remains to be seen…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2011 1:17 pm

    UPDATE: Grafton Village Cheese Company is still intact! The cows are safe and sound on higher ground, and the damage may not be as bad as originally thought. Good news!

  2. August 29, 2011 10:27 pm

    Consider Bardwell Farm came through with just some flooded pastures and washed out roads- indeed, production didn’t stop for Irene, we made cheese through the weekend!

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