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Pictured: (Top) Tropical Storm Irene devastated the Vermont Green Mountain Thrust and Appalachian Highlands in 5 hours causing landslides, downhill and valley rapids flooding some homes into the second story, washing out historic well built covered bridges and new steel bridges and highways, homes, businesses and wildlife.

(Bottom) New Jersey lower Atlantic coastal homes built on historic “barrier islands” destroyed during Hurricane Sandy’s wind storm and 30’+ ocean surge. At least 143 people died as a result of Sandy’s entire strike.