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An Update on Flooding from Irene, and Ongoing Recovery in VT

Tropical Storm Irene slammed Vermont last weekend, causing more severe flooding than the state has seen in nearly a century. Many rural highways along mountain rivers were washed out, isolating some towns completely until ATVs, horses, or hikers could make it in. For a country well-versed in hurricane damage, the devastation in Vermont could be hard to read  for what it is–but nobody here saw it coming. A state that plows several feet of snow each winter doesn’t ordinarily expect her summer vacation to be swamped by a tropical storm. But the climes, they are a-changin’…

Despite the mayhem, Vermont and Vermonters are strong and resilient! This past week has seen heroic efforts to salvage flooded houses, get medicine to isolated towns by horseback, and even save sheep by kayak. Roads are busily being rebuilt, water and power are being restored, and life looks to be returning to normal.

To keep up to date with flood response information, ways to help, and to find out which roads are open, here’s a list of online resources. Enjoy, stay dry, and good luck!

On Facebook: Vermont Flooding 2011: Statewide information is posted here by regular folks. You can often get replies to requests for information about specific road closures and progress within minutes, plus links to tons of other sites with more resources: VT Response Blog:  This blog is collecting statewide information for volunteers, requests for help, and other things, like a dog that was found recently in Proctor: From the Upper Valley area: Bob Cavnar’s blog: Bob is a Chelsea Green author and part-time Woodstock resident. This is a link to a story on NBC’s Nightly News last week about the disaster. Finally some national coverage!: Julia Carlisle, another Woodstock resident, is keeping the world informed play-by-play on her blog: On Twitter Search for hashtags #VTResponse and #VTIrene for the latest updates, including those from Governor Peter Shumlin and federal emergency response organizations like FEMA. In other news, there’s a rumor floating around the office that we may be pulling together some kind of book on the VT floods to serve as a fundraiser for damaged libraries…more on that as it unfolds! Photo: Leila LaRosa

Happy Holidays: 35% off everything!

We’ve kicked off our Holiday Sale – with 35% off every purchase – at our on-line bookstore. Chelsea Green is the perfect place to stock up on inspiring and educational gifts for everyone on your list (and don’t forget about yourself).Simply use the discount code CGH15 at checkout to save 35% off your entire order from […] Read More..

We’re Hiring! Digital Marketing Manager

Chelsea Green Publishing is hiring an experienced, book-loving, sustainability-minded Digital Marketing Manager to join our growing sales and marketing team.The deadline to apply is December 11.Job details: The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing operational and technical strategies related to our online community marketing efforts, including direct email marketing, e-commerce website, and […] Read More..

Let’s Make Bernie Sanders a Bestseller!

As the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders continues to climb in the polls, crushing online fundraising records and frustrating party insiders and pundits along the way, we’re looking to put Bernie’s message on bestseller lists everywhere in time for the national debates this fall!With the second Democratic debate to be held on November 14th in Des Moines, it’s […] Read More..

Bern Baby Bern!

Feel the Bern, now read the Bern. Chelsea Green is bringing out the first major book chronicling the issues being raised by US Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for president of the United States. The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is the only book that outlines, in Sanders’ own words and […] Read More..

Dig In: June Roundup

The latest news and opinions from Chelsea Green and our authors, as well as tips and techniques about how you can bring our books to life in your kitchen, backyard, or community, and special sales, promotions and new releases.   Food Lover’s Guide: 25% Off ALL Food & Drink Books Whether you want to make […] Read More..
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