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Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1488)

Incident period: July 21, 2003 to August 18, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 12, 2003

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October 21, 2003 - News Release

Williston, VT -- After severe storms and floods in the mid to late 90s eroded Birdseye road in Castleton, the town decided to get proactive. With money made available through a joint federal and state program, Castleton undertook an aggressive improvement project on Birdseye road. Birdseye road serves local residences and is part of a town school bus route. Recurring damage costs placed an undue burden on the town budget. To reduce this burden, the town worked with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),

October 21, 2003 - News Release

Williston, VT - Located on the bank of the Third Branch of the White River in Randolph, Prince Street was prone to periodic river flooding. The flooding would interrupt businesses and damage property along the riverbank. In the early 90s the town of Randolph decided to get proactive and apply for federal hazard mitigation funds to prevent future flood damage. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

September 12, 2003 - News Release

Washington, D.C. - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated four counties in southern Vermont eligible for federal disaster funds to help local governments recover from the effects of recent floods spawned by a siege of heavy rains that began in late July.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $966,610.05 $47,365.55 $923,052.27
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

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