Vermont Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4022)
Last week, on January 8, I had the great honor and pleasure to represent FEMA at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Green Mountain Psychiatric Care Center in Berlin, Vermont.
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.
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.
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