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Isle La Motte Working To Join Flood Insurance Program
Tuesday, 05/01/12
By Samantha Fields
Isle La Motte's emergency management director said the town is working toward rejoining the national flood insurance program. The decision is a result of Isle La Motte's experience during the floods last spring, when Lake Champlain rose to historic levels.
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Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Manage Rivers
Thursday, 01/19/12
By John Dillon
Lawmakers have responded to last year's record floods with a number of bills that deal with managing rivers. One of the big questions is whether towns should be forced to limit development in flood hazard areas.
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VPR News
Coming To A Fair Near You: FEMA
Monday, 08/22/11
By Neal Charnoff
Vermonters heading to their local fair will find something new in addition to animals, carnival rides and fried dough. Federal Emergency Management officials will be on hand to offer information about rebuilding homes damaged by flooding.
VPR News
Regional Report: NY Denied Individual Flood Aid
Friday, 08/19/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
In the aftermath of spring flooding on Lake Champlain, FEMA awarded individual flood aid to Vermonters, but New Yorkers have been denied.
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VPR News
Quebec, Vt. Call For Flood Task Force
Thursday, 08/18/11
By Bob Kinzel
Gov. Peter Shumlin and Quebec Premier Jean Charest are calling on the leaders of their respective countries to better prepare for future flooding along Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River.
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VPR News
Vt Counties To Receive Federal Funding For Flood Repair
Tuesday, 07/26/11
By Ross Sneyd
The federal government has committed to helping communities in three Vermont counties repair damage from this spring's floods.
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After The Floods, CSA Production Lags; Membership Steadies
Friday, 07/15/11
By Samantha Fields
Community Supported Agriculture farms were hit hard by flooding this spring, and so far it's been a challenge for them to deliver fresh, locally grown produce to their members. Comment: Are you a local CSA member?
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Vermont Edition
Lessons From The Floods
Thursday, 07/07/11
By Jane Lindholm
Emergency management officials and volunteer organizations are assessing their response to the unprecedented flooding which destroyed property and displaced residents in numerous towns this spring.
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VPR News
Federal Grant Will Pay Unemployed For Flood Repair
Thursday, 06/30/11
By Ross Sneyd
A new federal grant is going to pay jobless Vermonters to help clean up from this spring's floods.
VPR News
Now Opening, Finally, Parks On Champlain
Tuesday, 06/28/11
Volunteers are lending a hand to help clean up Vermont state parks affected by flooding along Lake Champlain.
VPR News
On Faith, VEDA Quickly Distributes Funds For Flood Repair
Monday, 06/27/11
By Bob Kinzel
A special state program to help businesses affected by last month's floods has supported roughly 50 businesses, and the state hopes to help many more in the next few weeks.
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VPR News
St. Albans Is Expected To Repeal Flood Measure
Monday, 06/27/11
By Kirk Carapezza
The town of St. Albans could repeal a program that was designed to speed up repairs to flood-damaged homes and businesses. The Franklin County town's select board is scheduled to vote on the repeal Monday night, just two weeks after it was adopted.
VPR News
Board Quickly Approves Driftwood Clean-Up Plan
Friday, 06/24/11
By Kirk Carapezza
After record flooding washed up piles of driftwood along the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont's Public Service Board has made an emergency ruling to allow a solid wood yard to collect it - and turn it into energy.
VPR News
Red Cross Moves To Colchester To Help Flood Victims
Wednesday, 06/22/11
As Lake Champlain floodwaters recede, American Red Cross is moving to help people around the lake.
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Lake Champlain Finally Below Flood Stage
Monday, 06/20/11
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says Lake Champlain's dropping below flood stage for the first time in more than two months is an important milestone and shows the state is open for business.
VPR News
VEDA Loans To Help Flood Damaged Businesses
Friday, 06/17/11
By Bob Kinzel
As much as $4 million will be available in loans through the Vermont Economic Development Authority for businesses that have sustained damage during recent floods.
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VPR News
Lake Champlain Creeping Almost Below Flood Stage
Friday, 06/17/11
By Ross Sneyd
Lake Champlain is about to fall below flood stage. The level of the lake was a few inches above 100 feet, but steadily going down.  
VPR News
Three Weeks After Floods, Red Cross Shelter Closes
Thursday, 06/16/11
By Neal Charnoff
A Red Cross shelter for flood victims in Barre is set to close Thursday evening. The shelter housed and fed over 120 people beginning on May 26th, the first night of flash floods in central Vermont.
VPR News
Shumlin Outlines Details Of Federal Disaster Relief
Thursday, 06/16/11
By Bob Kinzel
Federal officials have now identified seven Vermont counties for disaster relief, and another three counties are seeking the designation. Governor Peter Shumlin says he's optimistic that all the counties that have suffered damage from recent flooding will be eligible for federal programs.
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VPR News
Shoreham Ferry To Resume Service
Thursday, 06/16/11
Now that flood waters have started to recede on Lake Champlain, the Ticonderoga Ferry will start running again.
VPR News
Disaster Declared For Vermont Flooding
Thursday, 06/16/11
Gov. Peter Shumlin says the White House has approved a disaster declaration that will bring federal aid to homes, businesses and public agencies in flood-ravaged Vermont.
VPR News
Emergency Board Approves Funds For Flood Recovery
Tuesday, 06/14/11
By Bob Kinzel
A new state program to provide special loans to businesses hit hard by recent flooding is ready to swing into action.
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Vermont Edition
Costly Cleanup For Flooded Roads
Wednesday, 06/15/11
By Jane Lindholm
Last week, the Agency of Transportation re-opened the last of the state roads that were closed due to flooding, but long-term concerns linger even after the emergency repairs are finished.
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Emergency Board To Vote On Flood Aid Money
Tuesday, 06/14/11
Flood-damaged Vermont businesses could soon have help on the way. The state Emergency Board is voting today on Gov. Peter Shumlin's request for $1 million to establish a low-interest loan program for merchants hit by flooding this spring.
VPR News
Flooding Delays Opening For Parks
Tuesday, 06/14/11
By Samantha Fields
The flooding of Lake Champlain this spring has delayed the opening of a number of state parks along the shore. Six did not open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend, and floodwaters are just now receding enough to reveal the extent of the damage - and to allow clean up. Slideshow: Park Floods
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