Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1488)
Incident period: July 21, 2003 to August 18, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 12, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 21, 2003
Williston, VT - Located on the bank of the Third Branch of the White River in Randolph, Prince Street was prone to periodic river flooding. The flooding would interrupt businesses and damage property along the riverbank. In the early 90s the town of Randolph decided to get proactive and apply for federal hazard mitigation funds to prevent future flood damage. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
October 21, 2003
Williston, VT -- After severe storms and floods in the mid to late 90s eroded Birdseye road in Castleton, the town decided to get proactive. With money made available through a joint federal and state program, Castleton undertook an aggressive improvement project on Birdseye road. Birdseye road serves local residences and is part of a town school bus route. Recurring damage costs placed an undue burden on the town budget. To reduce this burden, the town worked with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
September 12, 2003
Washington, D.C. - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated four counties in southern Vermont eligible for federal disaster funds to help local governments recover from the effects of recent floods spawned by a siege of heavy rains that began in late July.