A total of 524 mobile homes were damaged in Vermont during Tropical Storm Irene. And many homeowners are still recovering, some paying more for housing. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...
A new fund has been set up to help mobile-home owners in Vermont who were victims of Irene or flooding last spring.
It was started with a gift of $50,000 from a Middlebury couple, David and Eleanor Ignat.
Organizers say $500 grants will be awarded to eligible applicants. The deadline is July 16.
Across Vermont, many communities that were hit by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are working to get their athletic fields back in shape.
For many schools, their fields are on flat land next to rivers, just the areas that were hit the hardest by the flooding in August.
In Bethel, parts of the fields that are used by the Whitcomb High School and the community were under 18 inches of silt and littered with other debris such as hot water and propane tanks.
Parts of the fields are ready for use. But some won't be ready until next year.