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Intermission: An Aerial View of Vermont's Devastation

In case you still believe that Hurricane Irene was "overhyped," this video should convince you once and for all that you're wrong.

In case you still believe that Hurricane Irene was "overhyped," this video should convince you once and for all that you're wrong. Burlington news station WCAX took to the skies to film aerial footage of the destruction Irene left across Vermont, and the result is nearly unbelievable.

The two-minute video shows roads, farms, and dozens of homes that were wiped out altogether. The picturesque town of Arlington, where Norman Rockwell drew inspiration for his pastoral images of small-town American life, is largely under water.


Soon, the waters will recede from Vermont and upstate New York, and residents will start to rebuild their lives. (Here's a list of ways to help, if you're so inclined) In the meantime, it's worth remembering that what was a minor event in the media capital of the world was the "storm of the century" a couple hundred miles north.

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