The state says thousands of Vermont homes could be vulnerable to flooding

The state says thousands of Vermont homes could be vulnerable to flooding. According to the state’s Watershed Management Division, an estimated 12,000 structures are in a special flood hazard area. This is based on data using FEMA maps of a flood event smaller than Tropical Storm Irene. The state also notes that most of the damage that happens impacts public infrastructure and that is because of the erosive power of moving water.