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New England News
8:12 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness


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.

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.

The documents will make recommendations on lessening the damage and risk to Vermonters from floods and other disasters.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

FEMA Approves VT Hazard Mitigation Plan

Vermont Emergency Management officials say the federal government has approved the state's new hazard mitigation plan.

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8:12 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Schumer Warns Of Flood Insurance Cost Hikes

Credit U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer warns big increases in the national flood insurance premiums are expected.

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.

Schumer told reporters Thursday he hopes to freeze premiums for the time the study is being done for Congress. That could take years.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Vt. Applies for $10m in Flood Mitigation Projects

Credit Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill/U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons/Public DomainSoldiers 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 GreenhillEdit | Remove

The state of Vermont is asking the federal government for $10 million to help pay for 35 flood mitigation projects from Tropical Storm Irene and other storms of 2011.

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New York News
7:18 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Upstate NY City Continues June Flood Emergency

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The mayor of a central New York city devastated by June's upstate flooding plans to issue a third emergency declaration.

The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports that acting Mayor Max Smith plans to take the action at today’s Common Council meeting because of continuing repair costs.

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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Westchester To Receive Funds For Sandy Aid

Credit U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

More than $2 million in Superstorm Sandy aid is headed for Westchester County.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Governor and FEMA Official Say Vermont Rain Unprecedented

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.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Vermont Officials to Help Towns Apply for Storm Aid

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.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Vermont Governor Signs Spending Bill in Unused Offices

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

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.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Vermont Town Seeks Guidance Before Replacing Bridges

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.

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