Hurricane Irene: One year later

Associated Press
In this Aug. 17, 2012  photo, the destroyed home of Janet Lumbra is seen in East Granville, Vt. For some, there will be block parties and parades. For others, a moment of silence. Or it might be just another day of struggling to clean up the mess. But if there’s one unifying event to mark the first anniversary of Irene, it'll probably be the 30 seconds of ringing of bells in churches and town halls across Vermont that Gov. Peter Shumlin has requested for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, a year to the day after the storm changed Vermont forever.

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To mark the first anniversary of Irene, bells were rung in churches and town halls across Vermont on Aug. 28, 2012, a year to the day after the storm changed Vermont forever.

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