Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
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.
March 16, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – Your home or business was badly damaged during the spring 2011 floods or Tropical Storm Irene and you are ready to repair or rebuild. But when you apply for a building permit, you find out you are required to meet your community’s floodplain management ordinance. What to do?
March 8, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – As the one-year anniversary of the spring 2011 floods approaches, federal authorities have provided more than $100 million in financial assistance to Vermonters coping with those storms and Tropical Storm Irene.
January 24, 2012
Several months after Tropical Storm Irene caused widespread flooding and damage throughout Vermont, local officials and residents are now assessing the status of recovery efforts and examining some of the lessons learned in the response to the disaster and its immediate aftermath.
December 30, 2011
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – With 2011 – the Year of Irene – almost over, state and federal officials are urging Vermonters to take a moment to think about preparing for the next disaster.
December 30, 2011
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – Federal authorities have provided more than $72 million in financial assistance to Vermonters who were impacted by this spring’s floods and Tropical Storm Irene in August.
December 8, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – As towns rebuild infrastructure battered by Tropical Storm Irene, state and federal officials are reminding them that funding is available to make repairs that are better able to withstand future disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help pay to make repairs that improve the ability of damaged infrastructure to weather the next flood, for example, putting in a larger culvert to replace one that was washed out.
December 6, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – With winter in the air and before the snow falls, communities are rushing to repair damages caused by both spring flooding and Tropical Storm Irene and federal and state officials are getting money into the hands of those doing the work.
November 28, 2011
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – When Tropical Storm Irene came barreling up the East Coast in August, the managing director of the New England Youth Theater in Brattleboro, Michelle Meima, was in Washington, DC.
November 18, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Federal officials said 7,215 Vermonters who experienced damage or losses as the result of Tropical Storm Irene registered for assistance before Tuesday’s deadline. The total amount of aid approved so far exceeds $45.9 million in grants and loans to Vermont residents, businesses, and non-profit entities, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).