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On this date in 1811, a phenomenal amount of rain from thunderstorms doused portions of Rutland and Windsor counties. Rain gauges were rare, and reports even more so; however estimates of rain from various containers left open to the rain near Middletown, VT were 12 to 15 inches! Rapidly rising rivers swept buildings and bridges and mills down the raging torrents, crops were severely damaged, and two lives were lost.