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July 28, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- After growing up in Barre, Rich Quinlan usually tries to get back for the town's homecoming festival, an annual opportunity to reconnect with friends and family. This year's visit is not his favorite way to return.
July 27, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Three more Vermont counties that sustained damage resulting from this spring's flooding have been designated to receive Public Assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended the major disaster declaration for Caledonia County for the incident period May 26th to May 27th to include Essex, Orange and Washington counties.  FEMA's Public Assistance program includes reimbursement for infrastructure repairs and emergency protective measures.
July 27, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Nearly $3 million in federal disaster aid has been approved for eligible applicants affected by the spring storms and flooding that occurred from April 23rd to May 9th and May 26th to May 27th.
July 26, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Having water and muck in your house is an unpleasant experience, but federal officials say they may be to able to help with clean-up and other, not immediately apparent, problems that resulted from this spring's flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding Vermonters who suffered damages to their homes as the result of rains and flooding earlier this year that there may be additional financial assistance to remove household debris.
July 22, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a disaster recovery center in St. Johnsbury to assist individuals, households and businesses that were affected by the storms and flooding this spring in central and northeastern Vermont. The St. Johnsbury center opens officially at noon on Monday, July 25 and will be staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can provide information and answer questions about storm-related assistance.
July 22, 2011
News Release
NEWPORT, Vt. -- As a Disaster Assistance Employee, Vermont native Helena Hicks has traveled the country with FEMA. After Hurricane Andrew, she used an orange crate as her desk, setting up wherever there was room. Following the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, she walked a plank to board the disaster ship U.S.S. Peleliu, interviewing survivors for assistance. And now in her hometown of Newport, she has been making personal phone calls from the disaster recovery center, encouraging Vermonters to apply for assistance if they've been affected by the spring flooding.
July 20, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be closing its temporary offices in Franklin and Orleans Counties, but those affected by this spring’s rains and flooding can continue to get help. The disaster recovery center in Newport will close Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m., while the center in Swanton will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Individuals can visit other centers in Vermont or call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).
July 19, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Gravel roads that turn into mud in springtime are part of Vermont's lore, but a federal road expert is hoping to change that. Federal Emergency Management Agency Mitigation Engineer Richard Downer is offering workshops throughout Vermont to teach state and local road crews how to use high-tech products to rebuild roads that will be less susceptible to future rains and flooding.
July 12, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- More than $1 million in federal disaster aid has been approved for eligible applicants affected by the spring storms and flooding that occurred from April 23rd to May 9th. Since President Obama issued a major disaster declaration on June 15th for these storms in the counties of Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans, over 800 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 11, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has opened in Barre to assist individuals, households and businesses with disaster-related damage caused by the storms and flooding in late May in central Vermont. The DRC is staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can provide information and answer questions about storm-related assistance. The DRC is located at: Barre Municipal Auditorium16 Auditorium HillBarre, VT 05641

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