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August 27, 2012
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...
August 13, 2012
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...
August 3, 2012
WITH MORE THAN $133 MILLION OBLIGATED TO REPAIR VERMONT INFRASTRUCTURE, FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROCESS CONTINUESESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far obligated more...
June 22, 2012
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Vermont to supplement...
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...
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...
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...
April 25, 2012
BARRE, Vt. – With limited housing options for some Vermonters displaced by Tropical Storm Irene, local, state and federal officials have unveiled a project that will provide housing through a private...
April 20, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The past year has proved that severe weather can strike at any time or place. Tornadoes in the South and in Joplin, Missouri and the swath of destruction left by Tropical Storm...
April 20, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – At the end of August, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene halted rail traffic across a three-span railroad bridge in White River Junction when raging floodwaters damaged the piers that...
April 6, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – With the April 17 deadline for filing individual income tax returns rapidly approaching, Vermonters who were affected by last year’s spring floods or Tropical Storm Irene may...
March 26, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – When it comes to hurricanes, many people think Vermont is not in danger. But last August, as Hurricane Irene downgraded to tropical storm status, Vermont suffered a major blow...
March 20, 2012
BOSTON – Communities throughout Norfolk County, Mass., are receiving updated flood hazard maps as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s nationwide program to modernize Flood Insurance...
March 16, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – Your home or business was badly damaged during the spring 2011 floods or Tropical Storm Irene and you are ready to repair or rebuild. But when you apply for a building permit,...
March 8, 2012
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – As the one-year anniversary of the spring 2011 floods approaches, federal authorities have provided more than $100 million in financial assistance to Vermonters coping with...
February 16, 2012
Windsor, Conn. -- To help you meet the costs of complying with local floodplain management requirements, the National Flood Insurance Program includes Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage in...
February 14, 2012
Windsor, Conn. -- The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. ...
February 9, 2012
Windsor, Conn. -- While flood insurance is not mandatory for homeowners outside of a high-risk area, anyone can be financially vulnerable to floods. People outside of high-risk areas file more than...
February 7, 2012
Windsor, Conn. -- In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to enable property owners to protect themselves against flood losses. The NFIP offers flood insurance to...
February 3, 2012
Windsor, Conn. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are clearing up some misconceptions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which offers federally-backed flood insurance to...

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