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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Vermont

Release date: 
August 17, 2017
Release Number: 
HQ-17-053

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from June 29 to July 1, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms and flooding in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Mark H. Landry has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Landry said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:00