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Video: Vermont Disaster Shows Flood Dangers & Importance of Evacuation Orders


We continue to support the recovery efforts of our state, local and tribal partners from the effects of Irene and the remnants of tropical storm Lee and the historic flooding that affected not just those in the Northeast, but millions up and down the eastern seaboard.

I wanted to share a video highlighting how dangerous and devastating flooding and flash flooding can be. Tragically, flooding and flash flooding claim lives every year, and this video reinforces the importance of listening to local officials if they give evacuation orders. Listen as survivors and first responders share their experiences and lessons learned:

I encourage you to visit to learn how you can create a family emergency plan. And for more on our ongoing support in the state of Vermont, visit the disaster page.

Last Updated: 
06/18/2012 - 12:54


I cant believe that Herkimer County in NY is not b...

I cant believe that Herkimer County in NY is not being considered for aid after the Lee Storm. We were evacuated twice and lost a bunch.

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