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 28, 2012
One Year After Tropical Storm Irene, FEMA, State and Locals Continue to Support Recovery of Vermont's Covered Bridges
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State of Vermont and local communities continue to support recovery of Vermont’s Irene-battered covered bridges. “The devastation to so many of Vermont’s covered bridges, which are such important remnants of the past, is heart-wrenching,” said FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Steve Ward. “FEMA is honored to be involved in the process of restoring eligible covered bridges to as close to their pre-storm conditions as possible.”
August 14, 2012
FEMA Teams Up With Fed, State and Local Partners to Support Tropical Storm Irene-Damaged Fish Habitats in Vermont
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is collaborating with state, federal and community partners to support Tropical Storm Irene-damaged fish habitats in Vermont, a state where fishing annually generates at least $63 million. Trout populations were significantly impacted by Irene in some areas, and are as historically and culturally important to Vermonters as they are economically.
August 10, 2012
With More than $133 Million Obligated to Repair Vermont Infrastructure, FEMA Public Assistance Process Continues
WITH MORE THAN $133 MILLION OBLIGATED TO REPAIR VERMONT INFRASTRUCTURE, FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROCESS CONTINUES
May 25, 2012
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- With the 2012 hurricane season officially starting on June 1 and the effects of Tropical Storm Irene still visible in many areas of Vermont, federal, state, and local officials worked together this week to get ready for the next time a disaster strikes the state.
May 22, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont lawmakers have weighed in, and now state and federal officials want to hear the public’s thoughts on plans to rebuild the flood-damaged state office complex in Waterbury. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and State of Vermont will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Waterbury seeking public input on the state’s proposal to re-occupy the Waterbury State Office Complex as well as add new buildings at the site.
May 17, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- The State of Vermont, municipalities, and some non-profit groups will be getting more federal money to reimburse them for costs incurred during Tropical Storm Irene and the subsequent clean up and repairs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that President Obama has approved Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s request for the federal government to reimburse applicants for 90 percent of the eligible costs to repair or restore infrastructure damaged by Irene instead of the standard 75 percent.