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October 7, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- As winter approaches, Vermont residents and businesses recovering from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene have been helped with more than $26 million in federal aid. Those who have been affected by the storm have until Oct. 31 to register for federal disaster assistance.
October 6, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A low-income homeowner believes her insurance company is under-estimating the flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Another has lost important legal documents, while a renter is having a dispute with his landlord over repairs. “These are just some of the difficulties that Vermonters may be facing after Irene that require legal assistance,” said Ross Feldmann, a member of the Vermont Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. “And help is available for those who can’t afford it.”
October 4, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- “What can I spend the money for?” is a question being asked by many Vermonters who have received recovery grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  “The purpose of FEMA grants is to help Vermonters begin the recovery process during these very challenging times,” said Federal Coordinating Officer James N. Russo. “We want everyone to have the maximum possible flexibility within the rules to spend grants in the way that is most helpful to their recovery.”
October 4, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Recovery officials want to remind Vermonters who lost work as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, including those who are self-employed, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance before the program’s deadline. Workers in the counties of Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor must submit their disaster unemployment assistance applications by October 7.
October 3, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Federal and state officials announce that all fixed-site disaster recovery centers will now be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Friday, October 7. In addition all centers will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of Columbus Day. It is not necessary for Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene to visit a center in order to receive disaster assistance.  In fact, people with storm-related losses are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center. 
September 30, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt.  – With one month gone since Vermont suffered a major disaster in Tropical Storm Irene and another month left to register for aid, FEMA has approved more than $16 million in assistance to individuals and families.
September 30, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Federal and state officials announce the closing of six disaster recovery centers this next week, but assistance is still only a phone call away for Vermonters who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene flooding and they can can still apply for federal disaster assistance until Monday, Oct. 31st. 
September 29, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Federal and state officials announce that all disaster recovery centers will be closed on Sundays beginning this weekend.  The centers will now be open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, this does not affect the mobile disaster recovery center vehicle which is making short visits to several Vermont communities and will be open this Sunday in Bethel.
September 28, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- As Vermonters repair their homes in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, recovery officials are urging residents to build their homes safer and smarter. Raising electrical components and heating, ventilating and cooling (HVAC) equipment above potential flood levels can provide flood protection for a home. Homeowners can also implement cost-effective preventive measures such as raising electrical systems.
September 28, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Homeowners who had basement flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, because FEMA grants may cover uninsured damage. For damage FEMA cannot cover, a low-interest disaster loan may provide needed funds to pay for repair.

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