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July 11, 2011
News Release
Burlington, Vt. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Newport to assist individuals, households and businesses with disaster-related damage caused by late spring storms and flooding in 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 mobile unit is located at:Newport City Hall Gymnasium222 Main StreetNewport, VT 05855
July 9, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- To help entire communities recover from this spring's severe storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Vermont Emergency Management are working to make sure people with disabilities and those with access and functional needs have equal access to disaster assistance programs.
July 8, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are encouraging Vermont residents affected by the spring flooding to get the facts before deciding whether they are eligible for disaster assistance. One of the reasons renters, homeowners and businesses may not be registering is a mistaken belief that they will be taking away money from others who have had more damage. "There is enough disaster assistance for everyone," said FEMA’s federal coordinating officer Craig Gilbert. "The worst thing you can do is NOT register."
July 8, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Disaster Recovery Center at the Vermont State Police Barracks in St. Albans will cease operations this Saturday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. Those who still may have questions about disaster assistance from the spring's severe storms and flooding can visit the nearby DRC at Swanton Industrial Park at 20 Precision Lane, Swanton, Vt. 05488. Another DRC is serving residents in Chittenden County at Mallets Bay Fire Station at 844 Church Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
July 6, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recently incorporated the latest high-tech ways of getting the word out about disaster assistance, including websites, mobile applications and cell phones. However, one of the best ways to spread information is still the old-fashioned way: word-of-mouth. That's why officials from FEMA and Vermont Emergency Management are encouraging Vermonters who have experienced damage from the spring flooding and already registered for disaster assistance to let their friends and neighbors know that help may be available.
July 1, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Community relations teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to those affected by the storms and flooding that took place in the spring, starting April 23rd. Teams will be canvassing areas in Franklin and Grand Isle counties over the July 4th weekend to provide disaster assistance information to those who have experienced flood damage. Some of the teams will be traveling in FEMA’s Mobile Command Operations Vehicle. The representatives wear blue shirts and identification badges.
July 1, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- One message that state and federal officials want to share with those affected by the flood is to fill out and return your U.S. Small Business Administration application -- don't throw it away. Applicants who register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency typically receive a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Many think that these are for businesses or people who want to take out loans and push these applications to the side or patently discard them.
June 30, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Mold in a damaged home can create serious health problems for residents after severe storms and flooding such as those experienced in Vermont in the late spring. Mold flourishes in moist environments in water-damaged homes, appearing as a fuzzy growth or discoloration on surfaces, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown and black. It may be accompanied by a musty, earthy odor or foul stench. Residents are advised to use care when cleaning up mold.
June 29, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), where recovery specialists are assisting Vermont residents and business owners who experienced losses and damages from the severe storms and flooding starting in early April, will be open through the July 4th weekend at their regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The locations of the DRCs are as follows: Chittendon CountyMallet's Bay Fire Station844 Church Road Colchester, VT 05446
June 29, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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