Vermont Irene

North Country News
5:15 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Vermont to Aid Colorado Recovery

Flooding, Longmont, Colorado September 13, 2013
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Three top officials from the Vermont Agency of Transportation are traveling to Colorado today to aid rebuilding following that state’s deadly flooding.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Funding Announced Allowing Waterbury Office Complex Project to Move Forward

Governor Peter Shumlin announces funding for Waterbury State Office Complex
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate were at the state’s flooded-out Waterbury office complex this morning to announce funding to begin demolition of buildings that will allow reconstruction of the complex.

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North Country News
1:45 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

U.S. Provides Vt. $565m in Irene Recovery Money

The aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Central Vermont, seen on Sept. 5, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill)
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Vermont's congressional delegation says the federal government has provided more than $556 million to help the state recover from damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

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North Country News
10:30 am
Sat February 16, 2013

First Post-Irene Plan Set in Flood Ravaged Vermont Town

Credit Ryan Delaney/WAMC

The federal government is going to contribute $950,000 as part of a plan to build 27 units of affordable housing in a Vermont state office building in Waterbury made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

Governor Peter Shumlin and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy on Friday announced the grant for the $6 million project on the building that fronts on Main Street.

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6:20 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Vermont Legislative Committee Updated on Irene Recovery

Credit Courtesy NOAA

The fiscal committees of the Vermont Legislature received an update on Irene recovery efforts on Thursday, including when FEMA might tell the state how much federal funding it will get.

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5:20 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Vermont Lawmakers Get Update on Disaster Funding

There's still no definitive word on how much Vermont can expect in federal help with recovery from Tropical Storm Irene.

Deputy Administration Secretary Michael Clasen told a legislative committee on Thursday that it's expected to be January before the state can expect a firm answer.

Officials in the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin expressed confidence earlier this year that FEMA would cover up to 90 percent of the estimated $120 million in costs tied to recovery from the storm in late August of last year.

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