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.
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."
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.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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