Vermont Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4022)
Incident period: August 27, 2011 to September 2, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 1, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 9, 2011
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 8, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- State and local officials are reminding residents affected by Tropical Storm Irene that as they clean up their homes and remove flood-damaged material, they need to be aware of potentially hazardous wastes and dispose of them correctly. Residents that have been affected by flooding need to separate Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides. Other products that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive ingredients, such as bleach and ammonia, are also considered HHW.
September 7, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The towns of Dover and Killington have 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 6, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Vermonters may now visit a disaster recovery center in Waterbury to get disaster assistance information related to 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 face-to-face. The new center is located at: Waterbury Fire Department43 South Main StreetWaterbury, VT 05676 This brings the total of recovery centers to three. Other locations are:
September 5, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Community relations teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to Vermonters across the state who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Community relations representatives will be in the eight designated counties for individual assistance -- Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor -- knocking on doors and attending meetings to exchange information with the public. Additional representatives will be on the ground in the coming days.
September 4, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Unfortunately, when there are disasters, swindlers often follow, seeking to profit from others' misfortune. State and federal officials caution Vermonters to be on the lookout for the many different schemes they may encounter. Some scammers may falsely claim to work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency or another government agency, such as the U.S. Small Business Administration. All legitimate FEMA and SBA workers have official identification and can prove they are who they claim to be.