With tag: lake_champlain_flood
Price Tag For Fixing Roads Will Exceed $15 Million
By Bob Kinzel
to a new report, the total price tag for fixing state and town roads that were
damaged by recent floods will exceed $15 million. The
federal government is expected to pay most of the bill, but some local towns
might have to raise their property tax rates to pay for their share of these
Officials Say Check Advisories Before Heading To Beach
Local and state officials around Vermont are advising people to call local and state park
authorities or check their web sites before trying to beat the heat by heading
to the nearest beach or swimming hole.
Red Cross Fundraiser Nets $46,000, More Funds Needed
A special fundraising drive for the American
Red Cross chapter covering Vermont
and part of New
raised more than $46,000. But the agency says that with the recent spate of
disasters in the region, more is needed.
Flood-Damaged Highways To Reopen
The Vermont Agency of Transportation says all
state highways that were damaged by flooding will reopen today.
Work Begins To Re-Open Damaged State Parks
By Kirk Carapezza
With the recent summer-like heat wave that has hit
the region, state park rangers and volunteers are working quickly to try to
reopen parks that have been closed because of spring flooding.
Comments: Are you missing the parks this season?
Shumlin Adds Two Counties To Disaster Aid Request
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's adding two Vermont counties to a previously-submitted request for
federal disaster aid. Shumlin said Monday he has asked President
Barack Obama to add flood-ravaged Washington and Caledonia counties to his request for a "Major Disaster
Flooded Roads Could Re-Open Soon
By Melody Bodette
floodwaters of Lake Champlain continue to recede. This morning, the lake is
at 101.7 feet in Burlington. That
means some low-lying roads are beginning to dry out, and the Agency of
Transportation is working to re-open them.
Weather Prompts Schools To Seek Waviers For Shortened Year
Vermont education officials have granted waivers to at least
a dozen public schools allowing them to cut the school year short of the
175-day minimum required under state law in the wake of spring flooding and
heavy winter snows that forced many school day cancellations.
St. Johnsbury Estimates Flood Damage At $1.7 Million
Flash flooding in Vermont last week caused an estimated $1.7 million in damages
to roads and bridges in St. Johnsbury. So says Town Manager Ralph Nelson, who told
select board members Wednesday that repairs will take all summer.
Forecasters Say Wet Summer Could Add To Flooding
By Steve Zind
forecasters say conditions for the next couple of weeks should be drier than
they've been. But
they say it will take time for groundwater and lake levels to return to normal
after record spring rains. And that could add to
flooding problems if there is more heavy rain in coming weeks or even months.
State And City Officials Meet With Barre Residents
Officials are meeting with Barre
residents tonight to answer questions about the cleanup from last week's flooding
disaster, and to make sure everyone affected by the flooding has their immediate
needs met, including food, clothing and shelter.
Barre Salvation Army Damaged By Flood
By Neal Charnoff
organization dedicated to helping those in need is now itself suffering a
setback due to last week's flash floods. The
Barre Chapter of the Salvation Army lost most of its inventory after water washed
through its North
Officials Collecting Information About Flood Damage
By Ross Sneyd
continues today across central and northeastern Vermont from last week's flash floods. And
with more rain over the weekend, Vermont Emergency Management says the
saturated ground has become unstable in some areas.
Barre Residents Face Muddy Clean Up
By John Dillon
Central Vermont communities are still cleaning up after last week's
devastating floods. Officials
estimate the damage in Barre City alone has topped $1 million. But that estimate doesn't include homes or personal
property destroyed by the raging waters.
Wet Weather Interrupts Farm Production
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's wettest spring on record is making it difficult for farmers to harvest their first round of crops, and agriculture officials say the ground is so saturated that it may not recover this season.
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