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Just how much rain fell during the Flood of 1927, whose waters reached their maximum on this date? The highest total came from Somerset, VT, high in the southern Green Mountains, with 9.65 inches from the 2nd to the 4th. 8.66 inches washed over Northfield, while Rutland had 8.47 inches. Over 5500 square miles of Vermont’s 9000 square miles had more than 6 inches of rain, rivers rising so rapidly that many had no warning. Thus the tragedy claimed 84 lives, and wreaked more than 28 million dollars in damage.