Vermont Law School’s classes started today, two days late, because of school closure due to electricity, telephones and Internet service being interrupted by Hurricane Irene. All systems have been restored.Scores of VLS students have been volunteering and helping South Royalton residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the storm. The students have been delivering food, cleaning up flood damage, delivering supplies and doing other tasks.
Floodwaters on campus damaged two buildings, three riverside parking lots and an outdoor classroom, while the school’s Internet server center had a mechanical failure. Flooding also damaged the homes of or stranded several faculty, students and staff in South Royalton and other communities.