by Carrie Adams
Spartan HQ in Pittsfield, VT home of the infamous Death Race and a short drive from the recent Spartan Beast is under water. Route 100 that runs into town is submerged, making travel into and out of the small town an impossibility. It’s being reported that Pittsfield General Store is the only place with power and food and those who were not evacuated are set to wait out the storm and though the waters are beginning to recede, the state remains extensively flooded.
To date, 20 people in the path of the storm have lost their lives to Hurricane Irene.
A message from Vermont Emergency Management had the following details:
Local road closures are too many to list. It is estimated more than 250 roads around the state are damaged, many of them are impassable. Every state road with the exception of Interstates 89 and 91 were closed at least for a time and many are still closed.
All state offices are closed on Monday due to hazardous travel conditions.
Around 50,000 power customers are without service.
A Vermont Flooding FB page has been set up that gives updates and details the aftermath. So many have been affected by the flooding. Spartans give generously. Donate to the Red Cross to help those on the East Coast devastated by this storm to recover and rebuild.
For questions on how you can help onsite email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.