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A man and his daughter scramble across the shoreline rocks after being hit by a wave on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Canada is experiencing increased wind and rain as the effects of Irene, downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, continues to move towards southern Quebec and Eastern Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mike Dembeck)

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.