Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1995)
Incident period: April 23, 2011 to May 9, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 15, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 27, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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.