Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1559)

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
September 28, 2004
News Release
Colchester, Vt. -- Local official briefings have been scheduled to explain the process of applying for federal infrastructure assistance for flooding caused by periods of severe storms that occurred in Vermont from Aug.12-Sept. 12, 2004, Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said today.
September 23, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Vermont to help state and local governments recover from the effects of a series of severe storms that began last month.
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