Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Join as a $13-a-month sustainer and get the retro NHPR t-shirt!
The Exchange

Hurricane Irene: One Year Later

hurricane irene.jpg

In late August of 2011, New England prepared as the storm barreled up the east coast.  Though downgraded to a tropical storm, Irene was still daunting -- and deadly. To the surprise of many, Vermont was the hardest hit, with roads, bridges, and farmland badly damaged and lives lost. But parts of New Hampshire were hit hard as well.  We’ll talk about how we’re recovering from this storm and what we’ve learned.


  • Chris Pope - Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Steve Zind - Senior Reporter & Special Projects Producer

We'll also hear from

  • Mary Stampone - Assistant Professor of Geography at UNH and a state climatologist 
  • Tom Wagner – Forest supervisor for the White Mountain National Forest
  • Martin Murray - Spokesperson for PSNH

To hear Vermont Public Radio's week long series on Hurricane Irene, click here.