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

July 24, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report that 153 people affected by June 5 through 13 flooding have registered for assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free number. Officials encourage everyone who sustained disaster-related losses during that time to register for federal assistance by calling: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number for those who are hearing-or speech-impaired is: 1-800-462-7585.
July 24, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- Residents who sustained losses as a result of the June 5 through 13 flooding have until 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27, to visit the Disaster Recovery Centers. Centers are designed to provide detailed information on programs such as housing assistance, grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, and low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
July 23, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- State and federal emergency management officials say help is just a phone call away for Vermonters who experienced losses due to flooding in some northern counties June 5 through 13. According to representatives of Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the process begins with a toll-free call to FEMA's registration number: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number for those who are hearing-or speech-impaired is: 1-800-462-7585. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
July 19, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the June flooding, Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Monday, July 22. They will be located in Franklin and Caledonia counties.
July 18, 2002
News Release
Williston, VT -- A toll-free telephone number is in operation for people affected by the flooding of June 5-13 to apply for disaster assistance. Residents and businesses affected by the flooding are urged to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The hours of operation are 8 am-6 pm, Monday-Saturday. Hearing or speech impaired individuals may call TTY at 1-800-462-7585.
July 12, 2002
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for Vermont to help people and communities recover from a recent bout of flooding rains that hit the northern tier of the state, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms and flooding that occurred over the period of June 5-13.

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