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Book of Vermont flood stories to benefit Waterbury residents in the works

January 6, 2012

As many of you know, Tropical Storm Irene caused devastating floods in many parts of Vermont. Beginning on August 28, 2011, the town of Waterbury, Vermont was hit especially hard, with flood waters causing severe damage to hundreds of homes and businesses.

There has been an extraordinary level of support for flood victims throughout the state, from government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, and individual donors. From the very beginning, CLiF’s Duncan McDougall recognized that there were many stories from Waterbury that needed to be remembered and compiled.

CLiF has partnered with a team of local residents, including writer David Goodman, book designer Peter Holm, photographer Gordon Miller and librarian Nancy Daigle to gather these stories, edit them, enhance them with photos, and publish them as a book.

While the book is still in the the design and editing stage, CLiF hopes to have it available for sale both online and in local stores by Vermont’s Town Meeting Day, which falls on March 6 this year.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to ReBuild Waterbury, a program of the nonprofit Revitalizing Waterbury, which aims to assist homeowners with rebuilding after the flood.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to support our project. You can email floodstories@clifonline.org for more information.

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