By Geneva Sands - 08/30/11 06:32 PM EDT
Paul has come out in opposition of FEMA over the past few days. He has said he believes the agency is a waste of money and a bureaucratic hindrance to disaster relief.
Hurricane Irene may have caused the worst flooding in Vermont since 1927 reported CNN. The volume of rainfall in such a short period of time turned streams into raging rivers said Sanders. Roads and bridges we destroyed leaving many towns isolated from the rest of the state.
Sanders praised FEMA for coordinating federal and state rescue and clean-up efforts in Vermont.