With tag: culverts
FEMA Turns Down State's Request For Larger Culverts
By John Dillon
A stream crossing in Townshend
is the test culvert for building back town infrastructure in a more resilient
fashion after the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency says it won't pay for larger culverts like the one in
Townshend that the state says are needed to withstand future floods. FEMA says
the state is applying inconsistent standards.
FEMA Approves Bigger Culverts For Future Floods
Federal officials say they'll help put in culverts larger than the pipes that
were washed out during the floods of Tropical Storm Irene. A special FEMA mitigation program will help put in
facilities that might hold up better in a future flood.