by Carrie Adams

309091_10150265216671479_58365611478_8043476_6660225_nSpartan 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:

298867_10150265434401479_58365611478_8046332_4202198_nWATERBURY – Areas of Vermont are still under water but rivers are now receding.

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.

317707_10150265245051479_58365611478_8043707_2897963_nTransportation and emergency officials are out today ensuring citizens are accounted for, assessing damage, and determining what areas are safe.

All state offices are closed on Monday due to hazardous travel conditions.

Around 50,000 power customers are without service. 

logoA 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. header-donate-now

For questions on how you can help onsite email: carrie@spartanrace.com for details. 

4 Responses

  1. avatar

    Dear Spartan Race,

    I’ve made a donation to the Red Cross on behalf of team Orange Hat. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to get involved and help. If I can haul a 50 pound bag of sand through mud, water and barbed wire just for fun I can certainly do it for disaster relief.

    Sincerely,
    Domenic Fernandes
    TOH Captain

  2. avatar

    Dear Spartan Race,

    There are at least 6 members of team Orange Hat that stand ready to help should the call for volunteers come. Each has been trained extensively in the way of the sand bag. You need only say the word and we’ll muster our forces and head out to the battle field of your choosing.

    Sincerely,
    Domenic Fernandes
    TOH Captain

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