FILE-In this Aug. 30, 2011, file photo, residents stand in line outside the grocery store in Rochester, Vt. A year ago, the town was completely cut by Tropical Storm Irene. Hard lessons have been ... more 
FILE-In this Aug. 30, 2011, file photo, residents stand in line outside the grocery store in Rochester, Vt. A year ago, the town was completely cut by Tropical Storm Irene. Hard lessons have been learned in the year since Irene sent sedans bobbing down rivers, swept away historic covered bridges, put millions in the dark and killed more than 65 people all along the Eastern Seaboard. Responses range from personal gestures, like buying a home generator, to statewide policy changes, like the tightening of utility regulations. Many of the reactions are based on the belief that while Irene surprised areas more used to blizzards than tropical weather, future storms are inevitable. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Toby Talbot
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 12:04 AM EDT