Vermont: We are in this together

Some said it was the worst natural disaster since the flood of 1927. Others said it was the worst natural disaster in the history of the state. On Aug. 30, three days after Hurricane Irene made landfall, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and other officials spoke to the press and emphasized the importance of sticking together and working as a team.

“It is going to take patience,” said Gov. Shumlin at the press conference held at the Burlington International Airport. “It is going to take persistence. … We are in this together and we’ll get through it. It is going to take patience, hard work and what Vermonters to best, working together, taking care of your neighbors and working as a team to solve a big problem.”

That hard work continues a month later as Vermonters work together to clean up in the aftermath of the tropical storm that struck the state on Aug. 28.

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