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In Vermont, FEMA Denies 33 Home Buyouts
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected buyouts for 33 Vermont properties damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and spring flooding last year.
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Jamaica Homes Lost In Irene May Not Get FEMA Help
Friday, 11/09/12
By Susan Keese
The news comes as a shock to the four displaced Water Street homeowners, who've been waiting more than a year for the program to come through.
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VPR News
Events Planned To Commemorate Irene's Anniversary
Friday, 08/24/12
By Susan Keese
Next Tuesday evening, bells will ring in churches and public spaces statewide to commemorate the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene - and Vermont's ongoing recovery. In many hard hit towns the observances start this weekend, with potluck suppers, concerts, art exhibits - and, in the town of Newfane, a parade.
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Jamaica Homeowners Wait For Resolution
Tuesday, 05/29/12
By Susan Keese
Many homeowners displaced by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting to put their losses behind them and start over. But the wheels of government recovery programs turn at their own pace.
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Local Funds Raised $4 Million For Irene Victims
Monday, 02/13/12
By Steve Zind
Many of the local funds credited with stepping up to help Vermonters in the days right after Tropical Storm Irene are closing up shop.
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House Considers Measure To Defer Towns' Education Tax
Thursday, 01/12/12
By John Dillon
he Vermont House has quickly advanced a bill that would save money for towns hard-hit by Tropical Storm Irene. The bill allows towns to defer their education tax payments to the state until late February.
VPR News
Jamaica Homeowner Looks For Solutions
Wednesday, 10/12/11
By Susan Keese
Vermonters in storm damaged areas are working to get roads passable and homes livable by winter. But some have nothing left to fix. In Jamaica, Tropical Storm Irene took out four houses and the land beneath them.
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In Jamaica, A Long Road To Recovery
Saturday, 09/24/11
By Susan Keese
Jamaica is one town whose landscape was dramatically changed by the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Irene. Three and a half weeks later, the sound of heavy equipment is everywhere, and progress is being made.
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Towns Find Ways To Recover, Rebuild
Tuesday, 09/13/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Across Vermont's flood zone, town officials are working to recover and rebuild their ravaged communities.
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Floods Overtake Farm Fields
Tuesday, 09/06/11
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross discusses the damage done to crops and fields across the state by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Voters In Jamaica Complain About State, Federal Interference
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Nina Keck
Voters in the southern Vermont town of Jamaica reflected the state on Town Meeting Day. They passed both town and school budgets, while they complained about interference from Washington and Montpelier.
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