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A downed tree crushes an old home on Dent Street in the Georgetown section of Washington, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, brought down by rain and wind from Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

A downed tree crushes an old home on Dent Street in the Georgetown section of Washington, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, brought down by rain and wind from Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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.