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    Flooding in Waitsfield
        • 1998 Flood
    About Waitsfield
    Main Flood Page

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    In the early morning hours of June 27, 1998, Waitsfield and nearby towns were struck by a flash flood that swept homes away, destroyed property, and inundated Waitsfield Village and beyond.  Although there were no reported injuries or lives lost, there was extensive damage to property and personal losses of many other sorts.  No one saw it coming.  And it was not the first time Waitsfield experienced a flood.  Are we prepared if it happens again?

    Below are pages of The Valley Reporter reporting on the event, Thursday, July 2, 1998:
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    Bridge Street debris, 1998 flood by John Williams
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    Bridge Street debris
    Photo by John Williams, courtesy of The Valley Reporter

    Couples' Club, 1998 flood by Jeff Rice
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    Couples' Club in Irasville
    Photo by Jeffrey Rice, courtesy of The Valley Reporter

    Leaking gas tank, 1998 flood by Jeff Rice
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    Leaking fuel tank off Tremblay Road
    Photo by Jeffrey Rice, courtesy of The Valley Reporter

    Watching the flood at Bridge Street, 1998 flood by John Williams
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    Watching the flood in Waitsfield Village
    Photo by John Williams, courtesy of The Valley Reporter

    Bridge Street Marketplace lot, 1998 flood by Jeff Rice
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    Bridge Street Marketplace parking lot
    Photo by Jeffrey Rice, courtesy of The Valley Reporter

    Off East Warren Road, 1998 flood by John Williams
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    Off East Warren Road
    Photo by John Williams, courtesy of The Valley Reporter

    Waitsfield Village looking north, 1998 flood by McAllister
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    Waitsfield Village, looking north
    Photo by McAllister, courtesy of The Valley Reporter

    Overturned car in Warren, 1998 flood, by Chris Behn
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    Overturned car in Warren
    Photo by Chris Behn, courtesy of The Valley Reporter


      Updated August 30, 2011

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