With tag: tropical_storm_irene
FEMA Says Buy Out Process Lengthy, Complex
By Mitch Wertlieb
a situation that has many Vermonters in equal parts frustrated and
baffled. They've been approved for
buyouts of their storm damaged properties by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency following last year's visit from Tropical Storm Irene, but they money
has yet to come through.
Vt. Towns, In Holding Pattern, Await Flood Mitigation Funds
By Kirk Carapezza
As many prepare for the holidays, dozens of homeowners affected
by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting for the funds they need to get back
on their feet. In Vermont, the
Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved buyouts of 81 properties,
but none of the owners has gotten any money yet.
FEMA Delay Pits Brandon Couple Against Bank Of America
By Nina Keck
owners in the state who were especially hard hit by Irene remain in a sort of
financial limbo. They were the first accepted into FEMA's hazard mitigation
buyout program - but they are all still waiting for the money. It's a delay
that's pushed many to the breaking point, including Brandon residents Linda
Bunn and Mary McManus.
Wilmington Business Plans Floating Foundation
By Susan Keese
Almost every business in Wilmington was damaged in Tropical Storm Irene. But no loss was greater than Ann
Coleman's. Her entire art gallery was lifted up by the floodwaters and swept
away. Now Coleman hopes to replace
her loss with a building that will float -- but stay put -- in the next flood.
Vt. Lawmakers Get Update On FEMA Funding
still no definitive word on how much Vermont can expect in federal help with recovery
from Tropical Storm Irene. But a state official told a legislative committee Thursday that it's expected to be January before the state can expect a firm
Hearing Set For New State Hospital
The centerpiece of
Vermont's newly designed mental health system is up for a
public hearing this coming week.
In Vermont, Sandy Is No Irene
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Vermonters who lived through the worst of Irene got prepared
for Sandy. Generators sold out
quickly and people settled in for whatever nature dished out. Irene survivors
in southern Vermont say they've emerged from the storm much better than they
Hard Hit By Irene, Wilmington Spared By Sandy
By Susan Keese
Some residents of Wilmington may have faced Hurricane Sandy with
apprehension, after the devastation and long climb back from Tropical
Storm Irene. The region was spared the worst of this storm, but Wilmington was ready.
Irene Refugee To Get Habitat Home
A Vermont man living in a tent almost 14
months after his rented home was destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene
should have a home in Windsor by winter, thanks to the efforts of the local
Habitat for Humanity chapter.
VEDA Makes $32 Million In Irene Loans
The Vermont Economic Development Authority
says it made 299 emergency loans to help Vermont respond to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
FEMA Turns Down State's Request For Larger Culverts
By John Dillon
A stream crossing in Townshend
is the test culvert for building back town infrastructure in a more resilient
fashion after the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency says it won't pay for larger culverts like the one in
Townshend that the state says are needed to withstand future floods. FEMA says
the state is applying inconsistent standards.