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August 22, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Visitors to Vermont's fairs this summer and fall will be seeing something new in addition to the animals, carnival rides and fried dough. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand to offer residents information about rebuilding their flood-damaged homes, and how to make them better able to withstand future disasters.
August 19, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- With many municipalities and nonprofit organizations busy repairing and rebuilding after this spring's flooding, federal and state officials want to remind them that there may be additional funding for projects that reduce or prevent future damage.
August 16, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The heavy rains and flooding in Vermont this spring have prompted some communities to take matters into their own hands when it comes to preparing for the next flood. The town of Peacham is preparing to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, a move that will give its residents access to federally-backed flood insurance as well as allow the town to qualify for additional aid in the event of a flood.
August 12, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- With only a few days left for most Vermonters to apply for financial assistance for damage or losses from this spring's floods, the state is already nearing a historic milestone. Nearly $4 million in federal disaster aid and loans has been approved for those affected by the spring storms and flooding that occurred April 23rd to May 9th and May 26th to May 27th, the first time since 2002 that FEMA assistance has been given directly to Vermont individuals and families rather than municipalities.
August 9, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Federal and state officials are reminding many Vermonters who experienced damage or losses in this spring's floods that they only have less than one week left to apply for financial assistance. August 15 is the deadline for most Vermonters to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for aid and with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-interest loans.
August 9, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Many residents who have been affected by the spring flooding may receive a packet from the U.S. Small Business Administration after registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Those who are inclined to toss it in the trash may want to reconsider.
August 5, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Vermonters who received a notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency stating they are ineligible for disaster assistance do not have to take "no" as a final answer. "All applicants have the right to appeal a FEMA decision," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Craig Gilbert. "By doing so you are asking us to review your case again, and we will gladly do that. We want to ensure that every eligible Vermonter gets all the assistance they qualify for."
August 3, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- If you experienced damage or losses in this spring's floods, you have until August 15 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
August 2, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Some Vermonters saw their homes and cars swamped by this spring's heavy rains and floods, while others saw their jobs or businesses swept away. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping put the state's economy back on track, not only by providing financial assistance to families and businesses, but also by hiring residents in Vermont to help with the recovery efforts and spending money in the local economy.
August 1, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Contractors have been essential to the recovery of Vermont's rebuilding and recovery efforts after this spring's severe storms and flooding. However, state and federal officials are advising flood victims to use care when hiring them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not recommend or endorse any contractors. "If contractors claim they are authorized by FEMA to do repair work, do not believe it," said Federal Coordinating Officer Craig A. Gilbert.

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