15 Months After Irene, Progress, Challenges

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From afar, most of the damage Vermont sustained during Tropical Storm Irene last year has been fixed, but almost 16 months after the epic storm inundated the state on a late summer day, many Vermonters and state government are still working to recover.

Officials say some people who returned to their homes after the flood are starting to find mold or storm-caused foundation problems. Others are still working to find permanent housing.

At the broader level, the state of Vermont is still working through the details of how to plan, design, build and pay for some of the biggest-ticket projects left by the storm, such as replacing the Waterbury state office complex and build a new state hospital in Berlin.

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