Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 26, 2013
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – While the destruction of large parts of Vermont’s road system by Tropical Storm Irene received much attention, the state’s railroad network was also heavily damaged. Now, federal and state officials say that more than $22 million has been put into repairs of damaged railroad tracks, bridges, and other infrastructure, including almost $20 million worth of Federal Emergency Management Agency funding.
February 12, 2013
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – Federal and state officials announced today that they hope to complete the funding arrangements for the Waterbury State Office Complex by the end of the month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and State of Vermont said that the final determination of how much of the cost of reconstructing the Waterbury campus – flooded by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 – will be eligible for federal reimbursement is still uncertain.
January 15, 2013
Last week, on January 8, I had the great honor and pleasure to represent FEMA at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Green Mountain Psychiatric Care Center in Berlin, Vermont. Leading up to this milestone event, federal, state and local partners have faced extraordinarily complex and challenging issues. Through the collaborative teamwork of all stakeholders, we have moved forward to work through problems and arrive at solutions that will benefit all of Vermont.
January 9, 2013
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided more than $166 million in financial assistance to Vermont since the state was impacted by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. While Vermont observed the one-year anniversary of Irene in August, in January FEMA will mark its 20th month in Vermont, initially setting up a Joint Field Office in Burlington in June 2011 in response to the spring floods of that year.
October 2, 2012
FUNDING APPROVED FOR BRATTLEBORO HOUSING AUTHORITY WORK ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – A public housing project in Brattleboro that was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene will receive federal funding for subsequent clean up and repairs as well as steps to flood proof the structures for the short term. The Brattleboro Housing Authority’s Melrose Terrace facility will receive $290,000 through the federal Public Assistance program for the recovery work and steps to make any future flooding less costly for residents there.
October 2, 2012
FEMA Obligates Another Public Assistance Grant For $1 Million+ To Aid In Irene Recovery: Town Of Bethel Projects Approved
FEMA OBLIGATES ANOTHER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE GRANT FOR $1 MILLION+ TO AID IN IRENE RECOVERY: TOWN OF BETHEL PROJECTS APPROVEDESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated funding for an approved $1.2 million dollar road repair project in the Town of Bethel. Public Assistance funding to the Town now totals $4,601,750 for Tropical Storm Irene damage.
October 2, 2012
VERMONT TRAVELERS SHOULD “PLEDGE TO PREPARE” FOR THIS WEEKEND ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – September is National Preparedness Month. As we approach Labor Day weekend, when hotel visits throughout Vermont peak, the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages travelers to follow this year’s National Preparedness Month theme, “Pledge to Prepare.” Be prepared for emergencies that could happen while staying in hotels.
September 28, 2012
One Year After Tropical Storm Irene, FEMA, State and Locals Continue to Support Recovery of Vermont's Covered Bridges
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State of Vermont and local communities continue to support recovery of Vermont’s Irene-battered covered bridges. “The devastation to so many of Vermont’s covered bridges, which are such important remnants of the past, is heart-wrenching,” said FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Steve Ward. “FEMA is honored to be involved in the process of restoring eligible covered bridges to as close to their pre-storm conditions as possible.”
August 22, 2012
Disaster Federal Register Notice
August 14, 2012
FEMA Teams Up With Fed, State and Local Partners to Support Tropical Storm Irene-Damaged Fish Habitats in Vermont
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is collaborating with state, federal and community partners to support Tropical Storm Irene-damaged fish habitats in Vermont, a state where fishing annually generates at least $63 million. Trout populations were significantly impacted by Irene in some areas, and are as historically and culturally important to Vermonters as they are economically.