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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Mark Bosma
A series of February snowstorms have piled up the snow in the mountains of Vermont heading into the last month of winter and emergency planners and weather forecasters are starting to prepare for the possibility of flooding when that snow starts to melt.
National Guard helicopters rushed food and water Tuesday to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that took many people in the landlocked New England state by surprise.
"It's always top of mind at certain times of the year and this is one of them. We've always been curious and interested in what the flood forecast is. It could be a case where people are just noticing it more because of Irene and that whole awful 2011," he said.
The flooding danger will escalate if the snow continues to fall and it starts to melt all at once, especially if it's accompanied by heavy spring rains, Bosma said.