WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — Two years after Tropical Storm Irene dropped up to 11 inches of rain on parts of Vermont, the state is nearing the end of its official recovery.
The storm washed the rich soil of Kara Fitzgerald and Ryan Wood-Beauchamp's farm down a river valley between the Vermont mountains in Wallingford.
Now they've found a new farm about a mile away in Shrewsbury, and they're distributing produce again from their barn along Route 103.
But Fitzgerald says they still feel like the storm was yesterday.
A series of celebrations and commemorations are being planned all week.
On Wednesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin plans to eat chili at Dot's, an iconic Wilmington restaurant all but destroyed by the storm but now repaired. It's a symbol of the town's resilience.