Irene http://wamc.org en Demolition Begins On Irene Flooded Homes http://wamc.org/post/demolition-begins-irene-flooded-homes <p></p><p></p><p>More than two and a half years after Tropical Storm Irene raged through the region, homes that were made unliveable are finally being demolished. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 86278 at http://wamc.org Demolition Begins On Irene Flooded Homes Adirondack Officials Remember Irene http://wamc.org/post/adirondack-officials-remember-irene <p></p><p></p><p>Essex County, New York, was among the areas most damaged when Tropical Storm Irene moved through the region two years ago, and is still recovering. The supervisors of the two hardest hit towns in the rural Adirondack county still have vivid memories of the day the storm hit. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72422 at http://wamc.org Adirondack Officials Remember Irene Vermont Governor Talks About Historic Storm http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-talks-about-historic-storm <p></p><p></p><p>Two years ago, Tropical Storm Irene moved up the Atlantic coast, barging through Vermont on August 28th. Some areas of the state saw 11 inches of rain, and 500 miles of roads and 200 bridges were damaged or destroyed. Six people in the state died. Today, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about the historic storm and the status of the recovery. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72379 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Talks About Historic Storm Governor Requests Case Managers to Aid Irene Recovery http://wamc.org/post/governor-requests-case-managers-aid-irene-recovery <p></p><p></p><p>The administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will ask the Legislature for money to hire 10 short-term case managers who would oversee the continued recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55580 at http://wamc.org Governor Requests Case Managers to Aid Irene Recovery Irene and Beyond Focus of Conference http://wamc.org/post/irene-and-beyond-focus-conference <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont's continuing effort to recover from Tropical Storm Irene is the focus of a conference&nbsp; at Norwich University today. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>Vermont Irene Recovery Officer Sue Minter says the Irene and Beyond Summit will not only discuss continuing needs due to Irene damage, but also begin to shape a statewide response system for future disasters. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55549 at http://wamc.org Irene and Beyond Focus of Conference Vermont Governor Says Irene Shows Federal Help Process http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-says-irene-shows-federal-help-process <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state's experience in getting federal assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene makes him sympathetic to efforts by people in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to get help after Superstorm Sandy. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55114 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Says Irene Shows Federal Help Process FEMA Denies 33 Vermont Home Buyouts http://wamc.org/post/fema-denies-33-vermont-home-buyouts <p></p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected buyouts for 33 Vermont properties damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and spring flooding last year. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 54236 at http://wamc.org FEMA Denies 33 Vermont Home Buyouts Vermont Long Term Irene Relief Fund Targets 10-Million Dollar Goal http://wamc.org/post/vermont-long-term-irene-relief-fund-targets-10-million-dollar-goal <p>The Vermont Long Term Disaster Relief Fund helps Vermonters who are still recovering from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Monday night officials and volunteers met to raise awareness that, a year after the storm, needs still exist and fundraising for the program continues.<br><br>The Long Term Disaster Relief Fund has raised $6.6 million so far. It fills gaps after victims of Tropical Storm Irene have exhausted private insurance or government disaster assistance programs. Fund Chair David Coates says the monies have been crucial in giving Vermonters a new normal life.<br> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:34:27 +0000 Pat Bradley 52825 at http://wamc.org Vermont Long Term Irene Relief Fund Targets 10-Million Dollar Goal Project Hope Ending Post-Irene Services http://wamc.org/post/project-hope-ending-post-irene-services <p>A support program that has been helping people in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in New York’s North Country is ending.<br><br>Project Hope has provided outreach to those in need in the wake of last year’s storm disaster.&nbsp; Crisis counselors went door to door in Clinton and Essex Counties to assure that everyone who needed help received aid. Project Hope Program Coordinator Gretch Sando.<br><br>Project Hope Crisis Counselor Fred Balzac.<br><br>Project Hope Team Leader and Crisis Counselor Dale Dowdle says more than a year later, they are still encountering people in need.<br> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50543 at http://wamc.org Project Hope Ending Post-Irene Services Vermont to Expedite Payments to Towns http://wamc.org/post/vermont-expedite-payments-towns <p>The state of Vermont is notifying towns still struggling financially from Tropical Storm Irene repairs that it will give out payments early while those towns await federal reimbursement for repairs.<br><br>The accelerated payments are for town highways and payment-in-lieu-of taxes, which are normally given out in October; current use payments, which are typically sent out in November; and state aid to education payments, which are normally dispersed in December.<br> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 48554 at http://wamc.org