Severe floods hit Vermont and Adirondacks

Severe flooding has struck communities in the Adirondacks and Vermont this past week. Heavy rains triggered flash floods, leaving city streets in Montpelier, Barre, Long Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake submerged under several feet of water and covered in mud. Governors Phil Scott and Kathy Hochul declared states of emergency in Vermont and New York, respectively. The extent of the damage is expected to run into the millions, surpassing the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.