Irene Damage Mapping Project Completed
WRC has completed a project to map various aspects of Tropical Storm Irene damages in the Windham Region.
Covering the entire region, WRC created: 1) an inventory and map of homes and businesses that were destroyed or damaged to the point that they were no longer usable, and 2) an inventory and map of bridges and major culverts that were destroyed and/or damaged to the point of being closed for a week or more.
For the Whetstone Brook, Rock River, and Marlboro Branch, WRC created an inventory and maps documenting the locations of damaged and destroyed buildings, damaged and destroyed bridges and culverts, bank erosion, and flood channels.
A great deal of information was collected from hard-working town employees in the weeks and months following Tropical Storm Irene. That information formed the foundation for this mapping project. The mapping along the Whetstone Brook in Brattleboro is particularly detailed, thanks to data from Brattleboro’s Planning Services and Public Works departments.
Funding for this project was provided through Section 604(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act, administered by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
Comments on the maps are welcome as data are incomplete in some areas.
- Map of Buildings Destroyed (Windham Region), PDF
- Map of Bridges Damaged or Destroyed (Windham Region), PDF
- Damage along the Whetstone Brook (Brattleboro), PDF
- Damage along the Rock River and Marlboro Branch (Newfane, Marlboro, and Dover), PDF
- project report, PDF