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Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1559)

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Incident period: August 12, 2004 to September 12, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 23, 2004


November 5, 2004 - News Release

Colchester, Vt. – In the northern tier of Vermont close to the Canadian border, the rural town of Montgomery is home to one of Vermont’s treasures. The Fuller Covered Bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the town’s six remaining covered bridges out of an original thirteen. Brothers Savannah and Sheldon Jewett built the covered bridge in the later half of the 1800’s.

November 2, 2004 - News Release

COLCHESTER, Vt. -- Essex, Colchester and Milton residents are seeing significant benefits from a Brigham Hill and Mars Hollow Road Mitigation Project. The cooperative project was completed two years ago by the respective town highway departments. A grant from Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) covered 75% of the $95,245 cost. Nearly 30 families reside along these well-traveled roads.

October 14, 2004 - News Release

Colchester, Vt. -- Local municipalities in the seven designated Vermont counties that sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding of August 12 - September 12 have one more week to apply for disaster assistance. October 23 is the last day applications will be accepted. The area covered in the disaster declaration by President Bush on September 23 includes Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orleans, and Windham counties.

Financial Assistance

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 Approved

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.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $2,348,737.81 $12,556.72 $2,344,966.96
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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