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A pedestrian uses a beach umbrella to keep off the rain from tropical storm Irene on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in Barre, Vt. Irene weakened to winds of 60 mph, well below the 74 mph dividing line between a hurricane and tropical storm. The system was still massive and powerful, forming a figure six that covered the Northeast. It was moving twice as fast as the day before. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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.