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The Stumpy Point Congregational Holiness Church is shown surrounded by water following the effects of Hurricane Irene in Stumpy Point, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. The storm that spent 12-hours scouring the North Carolina coast killed at least five people, brought pockets of flooding that required rescues along the sounds and left nearly a half-million customers without power. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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.