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.
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.
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.