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Wet Weather Raises Concerns Over Plant Disease
Monday, 05/30/11
By Lynne McCrea
Vermont's record-breaking wet spring is causing a new concern for home gardeners and commercial growers. Agriculture officials say the plant disease known as ‘late blight' is a potential threat to this season's crops. Resources: Vermont's Agency of Agriculture Resources: UVM's Master Gardener Program
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Officials Urge Barre Residents To Beware Of Landslides
Tuesday, 05/31/11
Emergency Management officials are warning people in Barre to beware of a heightened risks of landslides caused by saturated ground from recent heavy rains and flooding.
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Officials Hope For Federal Help With Flood Repairs
Tuesday, 05/31/11
Officials are hoping President Barack Obama will declare Barre a disaster area so the city will qualify for federal help in repairing damage from heavy rains and flooding.
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Wide Swath Of Vermont Reels From Flash Floods
Friday, 05/27/11
By Ross Sneyd
A wide swath of northern and central Vermont is still reeling from flash floods that washed through homes, businesses and cars. Downtowns in Waterbury, Montpelier, Barre and St. Johnsbury were inundated, as were villages across the region.
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Flooding Takes A Personal Toll
Friday, 05/27/11
By John Dillon
The flooding that began overnight has damaged roads and businesses - and forced more than 170 people to seek emergency shelter in Barre and Montpelier. In the midst of catastrophe, people witnessed small and large acts of altruism.
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Heavy Rains Cause Widespread Damage
Friday, 05/27/11
By Ross Sneyd
Torrential overnight rains caused flash flooding that nearly cut off access to Montpelier and Barre. Across Vermont, damage has been widespread. Road Conditions from VTrans Storm Photo Gallery Red Cross or 1-800-660-9130
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Winooski River Floods, 196 Moved To Shelters
Friday, 05/27/11
By Melody Bodette
Heavy rains and storms hit the region last night, causing the Winooski River and its tributaries to overspill its banks. Three American Red Cross shelters have been opened to assist those displaced by the flooding. Shelters are open at the St. Johnsbury Municipal Building, the Barre Auditorium and at the National Life building in Montpelier. 
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Winds Contribute To Flood Damage
Thursday, 05/26/11
By Ross Sneyd
There's some wild weather in store for the region this afternoon and evening. And it's likely to make flooding along the Lake Champlain shoreline even worse.
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Gusts Expected To Cause More Flood Damage
Thursday, 05/26/11
By Ross Sneyd
With strong winds forecast, residents worry waves will lead to more damage along the Vermont side of Lake Champlain, which is still above flood stage. Floodwaters Force Detour In Marathon Route 
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Essex-Charlotte Ferry To Reopen Despite Flooding
Thursday, 05/26/11
The Lake Champlain ferry between Charlotte and Essex, N.Y., will reopen despite lake flooding. Officials say 50 truckloads of gravel were used to elevate the Essex ferry dock to keep vehicles and passengers out of the water.
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Floodwaters Force Detour In Marathon Route
Wednesday, 05/25/11
By Patti Daniels
Several miles of the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon are run on the Burlington bike path, part of which is damaged and still submerged by Lake Champlain's record flooding. So the course has been re-routed near the beginning of Mile 15.
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With No Flood Insurance, Residents Are Left To Foot The Bill
Tuesday, 05/24/11
By Jane Lindholm
The issue of flood insurance is now a big headache for some water-logged communities around Lake Champlain. Forty-two towns and villages in Vermont do not participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, which means homeowners in those towns can't get federal flood insurance.
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Quebec Faces Flooding On The Richelieu
Tuesday, 05/24/11
By Neal Charnoff
Flooding has been a concern not only on Lake Champlain, but also along the Richelieu River in Quebec, where waters have risen to an all-time high. More than 1,000 people have been evacuated and 3,000 homes along the river are flooded.
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Volunteer Group To Help Vermont Flood Victims
Tuesday, 05/24/11
A volunteer group is pitching in to help people affected by Lake Champlain flooding.
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Red Cross Holds Benefit Concert To Close Budget Gap
Friday, 05/20/11
By Neal Charnoff
Officials with the Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Red Cross are hoping a benefit concert this weekend will help make up for a budget shortfall.
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FEMA Assesses Private Damage
Friday, 05/20/11
By Jane Lindholm
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been spread out around the state this week, assessing flood damage to individual homes.
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Wet Weather Causes Problems For State Highways
Friday, 05/20/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's wettest spring on record is causing major problems on the state's highway system. All the rain has saturated the ground under many roads, causing potholes and sink holes and it's been difficult for the Agency of Transportation to keep up with all the problems.
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Flood Statistics Draw Startling Conclusions
Thursday, 05/19/11
By Ross Sneyd
The Lake Champlain Basin Program has compiled statistics on the spring flooding. One of the more startling is that the surface of Lake Champlain increased by 66 square miles at the height of the flood.
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Record-breaking Wet Spring Leaves Farmers In The Lurch
Thursday, 05/19/11
After a rainy April and May following a near-record snowfall, farm fields across the state are too soft and wet to cultivate. The wetness also could spell problems for certain crops.
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Unprecedented Amount Of Sediment Washing Into Lake Champlain
Thursday, 05/19/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Towns in Vermont, New York and Quebec are still dealing with water over roads, parking lots and in homes. But that flooding also has an environmental toll. The Lake Champlain Basin Program says there's an unprecedented amount of sediment flowing into the lake.
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Lake Champlain Begins To Level Off
Wednesday, 05/18/11
By Ross Sneyd
The heaviest rains stopped yesterday across northern Vermont and northeastern New York. But the level of Lake Champlain kept rising.
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FEMA To Assess Flood Damage To Homes, Businesses
Wednesday, 05/18/11
By Ric Cengeri
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed its preliminary damage assessment for public roads, highways and other facilities. And today, FEMA will begin to assess how much damage there was to private homes and businesses - and whether they'll qualify for federal assistance.
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Post-Flooding, Where’s The Relief?
Tuesday, 05/17/11
By Jane Lindholm
In the wake of the recent flooding, we look at the aftermath in terms of insurance payouts. And we learn what FEMA relief would be available if the President declares Vermont a disaster area. Plus, an insight into home sharing.
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Shumlin Urges Homeowners To Report Damages
Tuesday, 05/17/11
By Kirk Carapezza
The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to assess flood-ravaged areas of Vermont, as it determines whether the state qualifies for federal disaster assistance.
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Rain Adds To Flood Woes
Tuesday, 05/17/11
By Neal Charnoff
A wet weekend and soggy forecast means no quick relief for flood-weary residents along Lake Champlain. While the lake level has receded from record highs last week, the National Weather Service is forecasting a crest of 102.5 feet.
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