Federal Emergency Management Agency http://wamc.org en Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness http://wamc.org/post/officials-report-vt-disaster-preparedness <p>Officials from the state of Vermont, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are preparing to release two reports on how the state can better prepare itself for floods and other disasters.</p><p>Joined by the Montpelier-based Institute for Sustainable Communities, the officials are gathering at 11 a.m. Monday at the Vermont Department of Public Safety headquarters in Waterbury to release the reports.</p><p>The documents will make recommendations on lessening the damage and risk to Vermonters from floods and other disasters.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:12:16 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79934 at http://wamc.org Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness FEMA Approves VT Hazard Mitigation Plan http://wamc.org/post/fema-approves-vt-hazard-mitigation-plan <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Emergency Management officials say the federal government has approved the state's new hazard mitigation plan. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 78744 at http://wamc.org FEMA Approves VT Hazard Mitigation Plan Schumer Warns Of Flood Insurance Cost Hikes http://wamc.org/post/schumer-warns-flood-insurance-cost-hikes <p>U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer warns big increases in the national flood insurance premiums are expected.</p><p>Schumer says he's supporting a measure to delay the spike until the Federal Emergency Management Agency completes its national study which includes considering affordability.</p><p>Schumer told reporters Thursday he hopes to freeze premiums for the time the study is being done for Congress. That could take years.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:12:21 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77859 at http://wamc.org Schumer Warns Of Flood Insurance Cost Hikes Vt. Applies for $10m in Flood Mitigation Projects http://wamc.org/post/vt-applies-10m-flood-mitigation-projects <p></p><div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper placed_wide look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill/U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain" caption="Soldiers remove tons of debris as part of cleanup efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Pittsfield, Vt., Sept. 6, 2011 Photo by United States Army Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill" class="wysiwyg-asset-image" fid="26711" image_style="placed_wide" uri="public://201309/vermont-irene-cleanup-pittsfield-ctsy-staff-sgt-jim-greenhill-u-s-army-wikimedia-commons-public-domain.jpg" contenteditable="false"><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="/sites/wamc/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201309/vermont-irene-cleanup-pittsfield-ctsy-staff-sgt-jim-greenhill-u-s-army-wikimedia-commons-public-domain.jpg"><div class="image-meta-wrapper"><div class="cp-si-credit">Credit Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill/U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain</div><div class="cp-si-caption">Soldiers remove tons of debris as part of cleanup efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Pittsfield, Vt., Sept. 6, 2011 Photo by United States Army Staff Sgt. 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Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72882 at http://wamc.org Upstate NY City Continues June Flood Emergency http://wamc.org/post/upstate-ny-city-continues-june-flood-emergency <p>The mayor of a central New York city devastated by June's upstate flooding plans to issue a third emergency declaration.</p><p>The Oneida&nbsp;Daily Dispatch reports that acting Mayor Max Smith plans to take the action at today’s Common Council meeting because of continuing repair costs.</p><p>The cost of repairs to the city's waste water treatment plant is estimated at $1.5 million, and bills continue to come in from contractors hired for those repairs.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:18:01 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72734 at http://wamc.org Upstate NY City Continues June Flood Emergency Westchester To Receive Funds For Sandy Aid http://wamc.org/post/westchester-receive-funds-sandy-aid <p></p><p>More than $2 million in Superstorm Sandy aid is headed for Westchester County.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:40:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 70286 at http://wamc.org Westchester To Receive Funds For Sandy Aid Governor and FEMA Official Say Vermont Rain Unprecedented http://wamc.org/post/governor-and-fema-official-say-vermont-rain-unprecedented <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the head of Federal Emergency Management Agency operations in the state say they've never seen such a series of flash flooding events as have hit the state in recent weeks. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68820 at http://wamc.org Governor and FEMA Official Say Vermont Rain Unprecedented Vermont Officials to Help Towns Apply for Storm Aid http://wamc.org/post/vermont-officials-help-towns-apply-storm-aid <p></p><p></p><p>The state of Vermont is planning to help communities in Chittenden, Lamoille and Essex counties hit by severe storms apply for federal assistance to help pay for repairs. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 67335 at http://wamc.org Vermont Officials to Help Towns Apply for Storm Aid Vermont Governor Signs Spending Bill in Unused Offices http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-signs-spending-bill-unused-offices <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed the capital budget bill at the Waterbury state office complex that was made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Thu, 30 May 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 65869 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Signs Spending Bill in Unused Offices Vermont Town Seeks Guidance Before Replacing Bridges http://wamc.org/post/vermont-town-seeks-guidance-replacing-bridges <p></p><p></p><p>Newfane officials are planning to meet with representatives of Vermont Emergency Management and the Agency of Natural Resources to get advice before issuing contracts to replace two bridges that were destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 62943 at http://wamc.org Vermont Town Seeks Guidance Before Replacing Bridges