Flash Floods Rage in Vermont, New York; 50 Rescued by Swift Boat

Relentless rain caused floods in the Northeast on Monday, prompting rescues and swamping Vermont’s capital.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts as up to 8 inches of rain fell in some areas.

In Vermont, the Winooski River crested at 21.35 feet, surpassing the level reached during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The flooding forced the evacuation of several homes and businesses in Montpelier, the state capital.

In New York, the Hudson River crested at its highest level in 10 years in some areas. The flooding closed roads and forced the evacuation of several homes in the Hudson Valley.

At least one person was killed in the flooding, a woman who was swept away in her car in New York’s Orange County.

Swift water rescue teams were called out to rescue dozens of people who were stranded in their homes or vehicles.

The flooding is expected to continue in some areas on Tuesday.

The Impact of the Flooding

The flooding has had a significant impact on the Northeast. In Vermont, the flooding has caused widespread damage to roads, bridges, and homes. The state has declared a state of emergency and is requesting federal assistance.

In New York, the flooding has also caused significant damage. The state has closed several roads and highways, and is urging residents to stay off the roads.

The flooding is also having an impact on businesses in the region. Many businesses have been forced to close due to the flooding, and others have been damaged.

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