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December 16, 1999
News Release
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- The one sure thing about every disaster is that it won't be the last. Vermont, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is committed to the concept that lives can be saved and damage reduced in future disasters through planning and education. To that end engineers, government officials from all levels, planners, academics, and others involved in disaster recovery will meet at the University of Vermont in Burlington Jan. 13 to produce the Vermont Resource Guide for Building Disaster Resistant Communities: 2000 Edition.
December 6, 1999
News Release
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- "The billions of dollars spent on the record number of disasters over the past decade demands that Americans change the way they approach these events," said Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hernandez for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "And that is not the total cost. Many additional millions of dollars have been spent in insurance claims, or lost through unemployment and business revenues. The loss of human life cannot be measured in dollars."
November 30, 1999
News Release
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- While Vermont residents escaped major damage from Tropical Storm Floyd, many communities are still repairing public facilities that were damaged by heavy rains and storm winds. The next storm may be less kind, and residents may be forced to undertake substantial debt to make repairs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) have a number of hazard mitigation suggestions on what can be done to prevent or reduce future flood losses to home and property.
November 29, 1999
News Release
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- With the signing of the Federal -State agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Vermont last week, the federal government can obligate funds to assist communities in repairing public facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Floyd in September.
November 16, 1999
News Release
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- Last week, President Clinton made funds available to public officials in 10 counties in Vermont to help pay for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property during the severe storms and flooding September 16-21, 1999. Those counties are: Bennington, Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor.
November 12, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid for Vermont was made available today to help communities in 10 counties recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Floyd. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to public property from the storm that spawned heavy rains, high winds and flooding over the period of September 16-21.
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