Vermont Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4022)

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September 12, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Contractors are essential to Vermont’s recovery following Tropical Storm Irene, but state and federal officials are advising Vermonters to use care when hiring them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency does not recommend or endorse any contractors, nor does the state. “If contractors claim they are authorized by FEMA to do repair work, do not believe it,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Craig A. Gilbert.
September 11, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Vermont senior citizens who apply for or receive federal disaster assistance after Tropical Storm Irene will not lose Social Security benefits or pay additional taxes, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. "A federal grant does not add to a senior's taxable income, as long as the grant is given as assistance to recover from a disaster," said Federal Coordinating Officer Craig Gilbert. "We don't want any senior affected by Tropical Storm Irene to be afraid to ask for help."
September 11, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The town of Bennington has been added to the list of disaster recovery center locations open to help Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene. 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 10, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Vermonters who experienced damage and losses because of Tropical Storm Irene and called Vermont's 2-1-1 line must still register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to receive federal disaster assistance. Registering with voluntary agencies or with 2-1-1 does NOT register anyone with FEMA. The phone number to register with FEMA is 800-621-FEMA (3362).
September 9, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Joint Field Office will take a brief moment from their work helping Vermont recover from Tropical Storm Irene to commemorate the occasion. For some, it will be an especially meaningful day. Far from home, some will mark the anniversary of the worst manmade disaster to hit the United States by remembering their own work at Ground Zero in Manhattan. Others will reflect on disasters where they have helped their fellow Americans recover.
September 9, 2011
News Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Eight days after Vermonters became eligible for federal assistance for damage and losses from Tropical Storm Irene, more than $7.6 million in federal assistance grants has been approved. This is only the beginning of aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help Vermont recover from the widespread destruction this historic storm inflicted.

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  • Vermont, FEMA-4022-DR (PDF 21KB)
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