News Release — Vermont Department of Public Safety Vermont Emergency Management November 3, 2017 Contact: Mark Bosma, VEM, 802-839-6717 Step toward requesting federal disaster declaration WATERBURY, VT – Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) Director Erica Bornemann has requested a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine if the state qualifies for […]
We are repeatedly reminded of the failures of governmental and non-governmental organizations, here and elsewhere, to learn from past experience.
News Release — Vermont Congressional Delegation Oct. 6, 2017 Contact: David Carle (Leahy): 202-224-3693 Dan McLean (Sanders): 802-862-6695 Kate Hamilton (Welch): 202-440-3340 BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 6 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Friday that firefighters throughout Vermont have received $1,635,648 through 15 federal grants. The awards are part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to […]
News Release — Vermont Congressional Delegation Sept. 22, 2017 Contacts: David Carle (Leahy): 202-224-3693 Dan McLean (Sanders): 802-862-6695 Kate Hamilton (Welch): 202-440-3340 BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept 22 — Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Friday that the Vermont Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a $329,378 Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This […]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given a preliminary estimate of $4.7 million in public infrastructure damage in the seven counties, but the tally still could grow.
Pennsylvania and North Carolina have had disaster relief requests rejected.
News Release — Vermont Emergency Management July 11, 2017 Contact: Mark Bosma 802-839-6717 Bennington Added to Preliminary Damage Assessment/FEMA Begins Assessing Vermont Damage Wednesday WATERBURY – Bennington County has been added to the FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) request after Vermont Officials identified additional damage this week. The PDA will be conducted by the Federal […]
Vermont Emergency Management has estimated repairs and damage will exceed $2 million.
News Release — Vermont Congressional Delegation July 7, 2016 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont Nets $1.3 Million For Super-Size Culvert Under U.S. Route 7 In Brandon, In Latest Post-Irene Mitigation Grant From FEMA (THURSDAY, July 7, 2016) – Many Vermonters saw the dramatic photos in 2011 documenting the aftermath of Tropical […]
Town looks to take out bond to pay $1.34 million that FEMA will not reimburse, despite numerous appeals.
The Division for Emergency Management and Homeland Security said that eligible damage from the rainfall on July 19 and 20 totaled approximately $750,000, just under FEMA’s threshold.
Vermont is seeking federal disaster relief to repair damage caused by a snow and ice storm in December. The Dec. 9-12 storm caused about $4 million in damage, according to a preliminary assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Damage of $1 million or more qualifies for FEMA disaster consideration. Ten counties — Addison, Chittenden, […]
It’s a Catch 22: Tropical Storm Irene wiped out the state’s oldest fish hatchery in Roxbury but FEMA is balking at replacing it with a facility that meets EPA requirements.
News Release — Entergy Vermont Yankee Oct. 27, 2014 Contact: Rob Williams Phone: 802-451-3362 [email protected] On Saturday, Nov. 1 at noon, state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible sounding of the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee 10-mile emergency planning zone. The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, […]