www.FloodBound.com What happens when a natural disaster hits a small New England town? On August 28th life changed for the people of Pittsfield Vermont. Tropical storm Irene struck hard, it destroying homes and cutting off the roads completely to the north and the south. Pittsfield was an island, with no power and no phone service. But something amazing and beautiful happened. The community grew. Whatever you needed, someone had for you. A makeshift medical clinic was set up in the library, food and water distribution in the Volunteer Firehouse, freezer emptying cook outs on the green, and a makeshift school and soccer games for the kids. Bicycles and ATVs replaced cars for transportation, and hugs replaced nods as the standard greeting in town.
A community that was always self reliant, strong, ingenious and generous proved itself (like so many other Vermont towns) to be even more so when faced with challenge.