Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1428)

Incident period: June 5, 2002 to June 13, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 12, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 12, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- Over $500,000 in individual disaster assistance has been provided to victims of the severe storms and flooding of June 5-13, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report that assistance totaling $559,156 has been approved for families and individuals. Individual Assistance includes programs to help pay rent for alternate short-term housing, to meet necessary expenses and serious needs, and to help homeowners make minimal repairs to make their homes livable.
August 6, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- State and federal officials urge homeowners to consider disaster resistance. The rebuilding and repair phase of a disaster is the ideal time to consider ways to limit future damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls such an action "Hazard Mitigation." "Small steps can often make a tremendous difference," said Tom Davies, lead federal official in charge of the recovery. "It is a good investment of time and money."
August 1, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- Officials report that 236 people have applied for disaster assistance and almost $415,500 has been issued in recovery grants and loans throughout four counties. President Bush declared a major disaster on July 12 in northern Vermont for flooding. The declared counties for aid to individuals, families, and businesses are: Franklin, Orleans, Lamoille, and Caledonia.
July 31, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- You don't need to live near water to be flooded. Flooding can be caused by storms, melting snow, water backup from inadequate or overloaded drainage systems and dam or levee failure.
July 30, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for Lamoille County to help local government rebuild public property damaged as a result of the June 5 through 13 flooding, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
July 29, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- State and federal officials urge homeowners, renters and businesses who experienced losses due to June flooding to return their loan applications by September 10. The application must be completed and returned before further assistance can be considered, say representatives of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Vermont State Emergency Management (VEM).

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