Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm as it made its third U.S. landfall in the Coney Islandarea of Brooklyn, New York, at approximately 9:00 a.m on August 28. Considerable damage occurred in eastern upstate New York and Vermont, which suffered from the worst flooding in centuries.
Worst flooding in centuries? The link referenced by the author is actually titled singular century, not plural centuries.
^ “Irene Brings Worst Flooding In Century To Vermont”.Associated Press. NPR. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
The NPR link has been taken down, probably because it was too fictional – even by NPR standards..
The 1927 flood in Vermont was the worst natural disaster in the state’s history. How many centuries ago was 1927?
The torrential rains began on November 3, 1927.
It had already been a wet October and rivers were swollen and the ground saturated. Nine inches of rain fell in a thirty-six hour period and horrendous flooding began. Though all of New England was affected, Vermont was devastated. The state flooded from Newport to Bennington, with the Winooski River Valley the hardest hit. Eighty-five people died and 9,000 were left homeless. Many of Vermont’s roads and over 1,200 bridges were washed away.