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August 10, 2012
With More than $133 Million Obligated to Repair Vermont Infrastructure, FEMA Public Assistance Process Continues
WITH MORE THAN $133 MILLION OBLIGATED TO REPAIR VERMONT INFRASTRUCTURE, FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROCESS CONTINUES
May 25, 2012
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- With the 2012 hurricane season officially starting on June 1 and the effects of Tropical Storm Irene still visible in many areas of Vermont, federal, state, and local officials worked together this week to get ready for the next time a disaster strikes the state.
May 22, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont lawmakers have weighed in, and now state and federal officials want to hear the public’s thoughts on plans to rebuild the flood-damaged state office complex in Waterbury. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and State of Vermont will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Waterbury seeking public input on the state’s proposal to re-occupy the Waterbury State Office Complex as well as add new buildings at the site.
May 17, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- The State of Vermont, municipalities, and some non-profit groups will be getting more federal money to reimburse them for costs incurred during Tropical Storm Irene and the subsequent clean up and repairs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that President Obama has approved Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s request for the federal government to reimburse applicants for 90 percent of the eligible costs to repair or restore infrastructure damaged by Irene instead of the standard 75 percent.
May 16, 2012
Disaster Federal Register Notice
April 25, 2012
BARRE, Vt. – With limited housing options for some Vermonters displaced by Tropical Storm Irene, local, state and federal officials have unveiled a project that will provide housing through a private-public partnership.
April 20, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – At the end of August, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene halted rail traffic across a three-span railroad bridge in White River Junction when raging floodwaters damaged the piers that support the structure.
April 20, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The past year has proved that severe weather can strike at any time or place. Tornadoes in the South and in Joplin, Missouri and the swath of destruction left by Tropical Storm Irene as it swept up the East Coast and through Vermont were some of the most dramatic images of 2011.
April 6, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – With the April 17 deadline for filing individual income tax returns rapidly approaching, Vermonters who were affected by last year’s spring floods or Tropical Storm Irene may have help available. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency urged Vermonters to check with both the Internal Revenue Service and the Vermont Tax Department to learn what benefits may be available.
March 26, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – When it comes to hurricanes, many people think Vermont is not in danger. But last August, as Hurricane Irene downgraded to tropical storm status, Vermont suffered a major blow that severely tested the state’s resources.