Just before 7 p.m. last night the storm warnings started coming in, as the National Weather Service reported dangerous weather capable of producing tornadoes.
While no tornadoes touched down, heavy rains did, and brought widespread flooding to Washington and Caledonia counties, as well as school and road closures.
The American Red Cross says 142 people are at a shelter at the Barre Auditorium, and 54 people are at a shelter at the National Life Building in Montpelier.
A shelter was opened in St. Johnsbury, but has since closed. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb speaks with Vermont Emergency Management Director Mike O’Neil to find out what happened and what’s expected with more rough weather on the way today.
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