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Keene, Keene Valley hit hard by Irene

KVFD building destroyed by floods

Owners look over the destruction of a home in Keene the morning after Tropical Irene came through the North Country Aug. 29, 2011.

Owners look over the destruction of a home in Keene the morning after Tropical Irene came through the North Country Aug. 29, 2011. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Fellow workers cleaned out the inside of the business, while Haws worked to remove the pile of rocks that amassed next to the door.

“I am grateful that they did not go through,” Haws said. “I can’t believe the force of this.”

Conor Murphy was also surprised by the force of the water. Living up on Hurricane Road, Murphy had his bikes swept down the brook. On Monday, he started to search for the bikes, which ended up by the Keene Post Office, about one mile away.

“We saw something sticking up out of the ground,” Murphy said. “We had followed the trail from the house and they were there at the end of the line.”

This story was changed to reflect an error in the name of the brook reported in the story.

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