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October 20, 2011
Updates
When a disaster strikes and the president declares a federal disaster, money not only goes directly to those in a community affected, but also to the local economy from the temporary workers deployed to support the recovery efforts.
October 20, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt.  – In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, many Vermonters are rushing to make significant repairs to their homes and businesses before winter sets in. State and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have one message: Take the time to make the next natural disaster less destructive by rebuilding “better and safer.”
October 19, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Even if they have insurance, Vermonters may be eligible for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene.  State and federal officials urge everyone who has homeowners insurance, flood insurance or both to register with FEMA. They may have disaster-related losses their insurance does not cover, such as:
October 18, 2011
Updates
In a state where billboards are banned, FEMA has had to get a little more creative about getting our message to the public.
October 17, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermonters who experienced damage or losses as the result of Tropical Storm Irene have until October 31 to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 
October 17, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Federal and state officials announce the closing of the disaster recovery center in Rutland this Thursday, Oct. 20, but assistance is still only a phone call away. Vermonters who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene flooding can still apply for federal disaster assistance until Monday, Oct. 31st. Other centers in Dover and Waterbury will continue to serve Vermonters and be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
October 13, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- As Vermonters rebuild from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene, the provisions of the National Flood Insurance Program may be creating confusion for some. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are trying to clear up some myths about the NFIP, which offers federally-backed flood insurance to property owners and renters in communities that participate in the program.
October 13, 2011
Updates
When Tropical Storm Irene hit on August 27, Jeff Borhek, owner of the general store and gas station in the scenic New England town of Weston, Vt, had not had a vacation in the six years since he bought the property. His only day off: every year at Christmas. “He is married to his business, too,” says his wife Heather.
October 11, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. − Federal and state officials announce the closing of two disaster recovery centers, but assistance is still only a phone call away. Vermonters who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene flooding can still apply for federal disaster assistance until Monday, Oct. 31st.
October 7, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- State and federal officials are reminding Vermonters whose wells may have been contaminated by flooding after Tropical Storm Irene to apply for assistance to repair or replace the well. Homeowners whose wells or septic systems were damaged or flooded may receive funds to perform required well repairs, pump their septic tank, or even replace them if the damage is permanent, according to Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials.

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