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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State VERMONT
County/Area ESSEX
WFO BTV
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-27 01:16:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 0N NORTON
Begin Lat/Lon 45/-71.8
End Date 2011-04-27 15:00:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2ENE BEECHER FALLS
End Lat/Lon 45.03/-71.46
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 250.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Snowmelt from an above normal snowpack and daytime high temperatures in the 50s and 60s on the 25th and 26th, combined with rainfall of a half to one inch early on the 26th to set the stage for a significant flood event across the region. Late in the day on the 26th into the early morning hours of the 27th thunderstorms repeatedly moved over central and northern Vermont, dumping over two inches of rain into already saturated soils and swollen rivers and streams. Flash flooding during the overnight hours late on the 26th quickly transitioned into river flooding by the morning of April 27.
Event Narrative Runoff from heavy rain and snowmelt caused flash flooding across Essex County VT. Numerous roads and culverts were washed out, including portions of route 102 in Lemington and Canaan. In Beecher Falls, several homes were flooded and the fire station was flooded by 6 feet of water.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 5.900M 0.00K
PANTON ADDISON CO. VT 04/26/2011 21:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
JONESVILLE CHITTENDEN CO. VT 04/26/2011 22:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
NORTH DUXBURY WASHINGTON CO. VT 04/26/2011 22:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
WESTMORE ORLEANS CO. VT 04/26/2011 22:35 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
STOWE LAMOILLE CO. VT 04/26/2011 23:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
LAKE ELMORE LAMOILLE CO. VT 04/26/2011 23:59 EST-5 Flood 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
SHEFFIELD CALEDONIA CO. VT 04/27/2011 00:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
NORTON ESSEX CO. VT 04/27/2011 01:16 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
RICHFORD FRANKLIN CO. VT 04/27/2011 02:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
SHARON WINDSOR CO. VT 04/27/2011 06:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.900M 0.00K