As we all painfully know, Montpelier suffered a major flood on July 10 and 11. The Winooski River reached its second-highest recorded levels ever, below only the historic 1927 flood that devastated much of Vermont. Our downtown was filled with flood water that far exceeded the 1992 ice jam flood, the May 2011 flash flood, or Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. Commercial buildings and business spaces had major damage, many homes experienced basement flooding or worse. This was truly the 100-year flood.The EOC made the decision to move the now-combined dispatch center as well as the EOC itself to the Water Treatment Plant on high ground in Berlin. This possible scenario and alternate location had been previously identified in the city’s Emergency Management Plan. At approximately 4 a.m., this move was successfully made with neither Montpelier nor Barre missing a single dispatch call in the process. During this same time frame, the EOC received information about the potential for the Wrightsville dam to overflow, which would cause much more severe flooding. We spoke with the head of the Vermont Dam Safety program who was literally standing on top of the Waterbury dam in the rain monitoring the situation there. He provided as much information as possible and called out another person to monitor Wrightsville. We knew we needed to tell the public about the potential risk but also realized that we had incomplete information (such as flood inundation maps). We chose to release what we knew and relied on the dam safety staff for additional updates. We posted that message as we were walking out of the Police Station to move to the Treatment Plant.