Hurricane Irene and its remnants, raked the Caribbean, the eastern U.S. and Canada for more than a week. Though it never hit the U.S. as anything stronger than a minimal hurricane, it killed at least 67 people in all and ranks as the costliest Category 1 storm on record since 1980. It caused an estimated $15.8 billion in total damage.
On August 29, 2011, Units deployed to the streets and areas of severe flooding, rescuing several citizens from the rising waters. Vermont Guard UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook helicopters and PLS Trucks off-load pallets of food, water, generators and other essentials throughout Vermont. Engineers continued for over a month.