Tuesday, May 10, 2011

High Waters

For the past two weeks, Vermont towns surrounding BioTek's US Headquarters have experienced major damage to roadways, businesses and homes. On top of the mountain snowmelt from a wonderful ski season, unusually heavy spring rains forced streams, rivers and Lake Champlain beyond their banks leading to unprecedented flooding. Last Friday the lake crested at 103. 2 feet, more than 3 feet above flood level. While BioTek's offices were unscathed, many employees continue to deal with wet basements and detours in their daily commutes. The least fortunate are those who live within close proximity to Lake Champlain, where entire neighborhoods are under water forcing residents to vacate to friends' homes, motels or shelters.  Native Vermonters cannot recall spring flooding in the past 50 years that was so widespread.  The lake is now slowly retreating; however, wind and waves still pose a continued threat to the already devastated communities. BioTek keeps all of the affected in our thoughts.


King Street
King Street


Burlington's Perkins Pier
Burlington's Perkins Pier





By, BioTek Instruments, Jason Greene, Product Manager

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