The massive extent of flooding damage in Vermont from Hurricane Irene is becoming even more clear. Many communities are still cut off from public utilities, water, food. Supplies are being airlifted in to some areas. WCAX took to the sky to gather the stark film footage embedded above. Objectively and in the big picture, this may not be Hurricane Katrina in terms of number of people left homeless, still less the earthquake in Haiti in terms of number of people dead (thankfully only a handful of people have lost their lives). And it's not the Japanese earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster in pure raw magnitude.
But that doesn't much matter to the people personally affected by the flooding.