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Vermont removes Irene-flooded house trailers

Vermont officials said yesterday that it will cost much less to repair the state’s road damage from Tropical Storm Irene than the $600 million expected. Governor Peter Shumlin said the costs will range from $175 million to $250 million. Vermont officials said yesterday that it will cost much less to repair the state’s road damage from Tropical Storm Irene than the $600 million expected. Governor Peter Shumlin said the costs will range from $175 million to $250 million. (TOBY TALBOT/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Lisa Rathke
Associated Press / November 1, 2011

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BERLIN, Vt. - More than two months after the remnants of Hurricane Irene inundated Vermont, the bucket of an excavator ripped through one end of a flood-damaged mobile home yesterday as contractors started to demolish and remove the remaining trailers destroyed by the storm. But officials said asbestos removal from some homes has increased the cost of the cleanup, and more fundraising is needed to do the work at no cost to homeowners.

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