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Price Tag For Fixing Roads Will Exceed $15 Million
Monday, 06/13/11
By Bob Kinzel
According 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 repair projects.
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Officials Say Check Advisories Before Heading To Beach
Friday, 06/10/11
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.
VPR News
Red Cross Fundraiser Nets $46,000, More Funds Needed
Friday, 06/10/11
A special fundraising drive for the American Red Cross chapter covering Vermont and part of New Hampshire has raised more than $46,000. But the agency says that with the recent spate of disasters in the region, more is needed.
VPR News
Flood-Damaged Highways To Reopen
Friday, 06/10/11
The Vermont Agency of Transportation says all state highways that were damaged by flooding will reopen today.
VPR News
Work Begins To Re-Open Damaged State Parks
Friday, 06/10/11
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?
VPR News
State To Request Emergency Aid For Farms
Thursday, 06/09/11
By Patti Daniels
The state of Vermont plans to request emergency relief for farms affected by spring flooding in all of the state's 14 counties.
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Wet Fields, Late Planting, Frustrated Farmers
Thursday, 06/09/11
By Jane Lindholm
Dairy and vegetable farms are still dealing with saturated fields in the aftermath of severe spring flooding, and the delayed planting of crops will have ripple effects throughout the growing season.
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Flood Damage Closes Parts Of Burlington Bike Path
Thursday, 06/09/11
Recreation officials in Burlington say damage from Lake Champlain flooding has forced the closing of sections of the Burlington Bike Path.
VPR News
In Barre, Flooding Continues To Burden Residents
Tuesday, 06/07/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Nearly two weeks after flash flooding ripped through central Vermont, the American Red Cross says there are still about two dozen people living in a shelter in Barre.
VPR News
Shumlin Adds Two Counties To Disaster Aid Request
Tuesday, 06/07/11
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 Declaration."
VPR News
Flooded Roads Could Re-Open Soon
Tuesday, 06/07/11
By Melody Bodette
The 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.
VPR News
Slowly, Champlain Recedes As Temperatures Heat Up
Monday, 06/06/11
By Melody Bodette
Dry weather conditions have helped ease the flooding on Lake Champlain. The big lake is slowly receding after reaching a record high of 103 feet last month, a level that closed roads and damaged lake front property.
VPR News
Weather Prompts Schools To Seek Waviers For Shortened Year
Monday, 06/06/11
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.
VPR News
Shumlin Is Optimistic State Will Get Federal Aid
Friday, 06/03/11
By Bob Kinzel
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's confident that Vermont will receive federal aid to help repair roads, bridges and culverts that have been damaged by recent floods in several parts of the state.
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In Central Vermont, Tallying Flood Damage Costs
Friday, 06/03/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Central Vermont towns affected by last week's flash flooding are now coming to grips with the staggering damage - and costs.
VPR News
Disaster Officials Meet With Flood Victims In Barre
Friday, 06/03/11
Victims of last week's flooding in central Vermont gathered at a  forum in Barre with representatives of more than a dozen social service and government agencies.
VPR News
St. Johnsbury Estimates Flood Damage At $1.7 Million
Friday, 06/03/11
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.
VPR News
Forecasters Say Wet Summer Could Add To Flooding
Friday, 06/03/11
By Steve Zind
Weather 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.
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State And City Officials Meet With Barre Residents
Thursday, 06/02/11
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.
VPR News
Barre Salvation Army Damaged By Flood
Thursday, 06/02/11
By Neal Charnoff
One 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 Main Street thrift store. 
VPR News
Times Argus Keeps Publishing, Despite Flood Damage
Wednesday, 06/01/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
The Barre Montpelier-Times Argus had three feet of water in their newsroom and press room. But they haven't yet missed a paper. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb speaks with general manager Catherine Nelson.
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Shelter Remains Open For Flood Victims
Wednesday, 06/01/11
American Red Cross officials say a shelter they opened for flood victims last Thursday in Barre is still open this week.
VPR News
Officials Collecting Information About Flood Damage
Tuesday, 05/31/11
By Ross Sneyd
Cleanup 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.
VPR News
Barre Residents Face Muddy Clean Up
Tuesday, 05/31/11
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.
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Wet Weather Interrupts Farm Production
Tuesday, 05/31/11
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. To report damage, call 211  
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