Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4001)
Incident period: May 26, 2011 to May 27, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 8, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 2, 2011
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
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.
July 28, 2011
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
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
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.