Alison Bechdel reports on Irene flooding damage

Alison Bechdel, creator of Dykes to Watch Out For, has posted what she’s experiencing in Vermont as a result of Hurricane Irene’s damage in the area.

Hol and I had a crank radio that we listened to from time to time and we heard people calling in with reports of flooding and bridges washing out. But somehow, without the visuals, it didn’t sink in fully. Still no power this morning. I checked Twitter as I was charging my phone in my car, and started seeing all these stunning photographs of Richmond, the town near me. The ramp to the interstate was underwater. The river was running through the town.

Hol and I got in the car and drove down the hill to see what was happening. At the bottom, here’s what we found.