Irene Vermont

September 20, 2011 - 7:35 PM
Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, and Treasurer Beth Pearce hold a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 in Montpelier, Vt. Vermont's governor says Tropical Storm Irene could cost Vermont over $1 billion. Shumlin said Tuesday that the state is still estimating the damage from the Aug. 28 as he announced financial assistance for towns struggling to make repairs. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)