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A bicyclist makes his way past a stranded taxi on a flooded New York City Street as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Although downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irene's torrential rain coupled with high winds and tides worked in concert to flood parts of the city. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Hurricane Irene: One year later

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.