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Demolition of Irene-Damaged State Offices to Start

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Two years after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene inundated the Vermont state office complex in Waterbury, workers are preparing to demolish some of the buildings.

On Tuesday, crews removed asbestos debris from one of the buildings that is expected to be demolished.

A state official says 13 of the oldest series of connected buildings will be preserved and 11 will be "deconstructed."

The Burlington Free Press reports a new flood-resistant building will be built in their place and a flood plain with no at risk structures.

Governor Peter Shumlin is expected to announce federal funding for the $124 million plan for the complex on Thursday.

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