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September 20, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Renters in 12 Vermont counties with losses due to Tropical Storm Irene are eligible for federal disaster assistance. "Irene did not discriminate between homeowners and renters," said Federal Coordinating Officer Craig Gilbert, leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's mission in Vermont. "We're here to help everyone who is eligible for assistance -- and that definitely includes renters."
September 19, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Some Vermonters who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene may have not registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information. Here are some examples. MYTH: I thought my income was too high for me to qualify.FACT: There is no income cutoff for FEMA aid. Anyone with disaster damage or loss in the declared counties may be eligible for help. FEMA grants may cover under insured or uninsured losses.
September 17, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Barre will be open till 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, but those affected by Tropical Storm Irene can continue to get assistance at other centers in the area. Residents can also get assistance on FEMA's toll-free line at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
September 17, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene may now visit a disaster recovery center open in Ludlow for disaster assistance information. This is the 11th center to be opened in the state. Between Cool Moose and Dark Side Snowboard Shop57 Pond Street, Suite #4Ludlow, VT 05149 The recovery centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can answer questions about disaster assistance programs.
September 16, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 16, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Disaster recovery officials urge Vermonters who have registered with FEMA to contact them if they have questions or need to provide a change in application information, such as a new contact address or phone number. Statistics show that three out of every 10 applicants forget to let FEMA know when they have moved or changed phone numbers. This can possibly delay payments to individuals.
September 15, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene may now visit a disaster recovery center open in the town of Hartford for disaster assistance information. Hartford Fire Department2nd Floor Training Room812 VA Cutoff Road­­White River Junction, VT 05001 The recovery centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can answer questions about disaster assistance programs.
September 15, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- To help entire communities recover from Tropical Storm Irene's flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Vermont Emergency Management are working to make sure people with disabilities and those with access and functional needs have equal access to disaster assistance programs.
September 15, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 15, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The signs of recovery from Tropical Storm Irene are sometimes small and often spread out, but Vermont is steadily making progress, state and federal officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $11 million in aid to Vermonters for housing and other needs assistance, and more than 4,500 residents have registered for aid in the two weeks since the disaster.

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