Vermont Emergency Management

North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Vermonters Warned Of Weakening Ice On Lakes

Ice fishing on Cumberland Bay
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Vermonters are being warned to stay off the ice on the state's lakes and ponds.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Vermont Utilities Work To Restore Power

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Power companies across northern New England have struggled to restore power to rural locations since last weekend’s ice storm. Nearly a week after an ice storm coated parts of northern Vermont, some remain without power, and some areas that have been restored are experiencing spot outages.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

VT Governor Shumlin Unveils 5-Year Emergency Plan

65-foot-deep highway wash-out that followed Hurricane Irene in Vermont, seen here Sept. 12, 2011.
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Governor Peter Shumlin has signed Vermont's new five-year emergency plan, molded by the state's experiences in responding to and recovering from 2011's Tropical Storm Irene.

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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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North Country News
7:45 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

More Rain Floods Vermont Roads, Spills Over Rivers

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With multiple drownings in fast-moving rivers in recent days, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is warning people to be extremely cautious about trying to beat the heat at their favorite swimming hole.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Constant Rain Leads to Numerous Problems Across North Country

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The incessant rain is causing scores of problems in northern New York and Vermont - from flash flooding and road wash outs to train delays.  With two drownings in the past 72 hours, officials are reiterating their call for caution.

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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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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Vermont And the North Country Brace for Second Major Storm in Two Years

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Vermont and the North Country are preparing for another mega-storm 14 months after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the region.

Vermont Emergency Management is preparing the state for any possible damage from Hurricane Sandy and spokesman Mark Bosma says they’re advising residents to be prepared. 

Mark Bosma says it’s human nature to compare this storm to Irene.

The lessons of Irene are affecting how Vermont is preparing for this oncoming storm.

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