Last week the state released its third Irene Recovery status report. Nearly 20 months after the storm swept through Vermont, much of the work of recovery has been completed. In fact, the state no longer has an Irene Recovery Officer- that work has been taken over by Ben Rose. He’s the recovery and mitigation section chief for the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Rose talked with Vermont Edition about what’s still left to be done and how the state is preparing for future disasters.