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
October 20, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, many Vermonters are rushing to make significant repairs to their homes and businesses before winter sets in. State and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have one message: Take the time to make the next natural disaster less destructive by rebuilding “better and safer.”
October 19, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Even if they have insurance, Vermonters may be eligible for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene. State and federal officials urge everyone who has homeowners insurance, flood insurance or both to register with FEMA. They may have disaster-related losses their insurance does not cover, such as:
October 18, 2011
In a state where billboards are banned, FEMA has had to get a little more creative about getting our message to the public.
October 17, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Federal and state officials announce the closing of the disaster recovery center in Rutland this Thursday, Oct. 20, but assistance is still only a phone call away. Vermonters who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene flooding can still apply for federal disaster assistance until Monday, Oct. 31st. Other centers in Dover and Waterbury will continue to serve Vermonters and be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 17, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermonters who experienced damage or losses as the result of Tropical Storm Irene have until October 31 to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
October 13, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- As Vermonters rebuild from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene, the provisions of the National Flood Insurance Program may be creating confusion for some. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are trying to clear up some myths about the NFIP, which offers federally-backed flood insurance to property owners and renters in communities that participate in the program.