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In Vermont, FEMA Denies 33 Home Buyouts
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected buyouts for 33 Vermont properties damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and spring flooding last year.
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State Appeals FEMA Culvert Ruling
Tuesday, 12/18/12
By John Dillon
The state is appealing a ruling by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that denied full funding for a culvert in Townshend destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene.
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FEMA Says Buy Out Process Lengthy, Complex
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
It's 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.
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Vt. Towns, In Holding Pattern, Await Flood Mitigation Funds
Monday, 12/03/12
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.
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FEMA Delay Pits Brandon Couple Against Bank Of America
Monday, 12/03/12
By Nina Keck
Eighty-one property 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.
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FEMA Says State Hospital Wasn't 'Destroyed,' Reducing Funding
Wednesday, 11/28/12
By John Dillon
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has ruled against the state of Vermont in a decision that affects plans to replace the state hospital in Waterbury. FEMA determined this week that the hospital was damaged but not destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Irene Relief Fund Boosted By Large Donors
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Disaster Relief Fund has raised $6.6 million to help with the ongoing recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. Organizers say millions have poured into the fund since the storm's anniversary in August.
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Wilmington Business Plans Floating Foundation
Friday, 11/23/12
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.
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Berlin Has More Questions On Vt. State Hospital
Thursday, 11/22/12
It looks like the state of Vermont will not meet its goal of starting construction on a new psychiatric hospital in Berlin before the end of this month.
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State Regulator Approves Permit For State Hospital In Berlin
Monday, 11/19/12
By Ross Sneyd
The plan for building a new state mental health hospital cleared a key hurdle Monday.
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Vt. Lawmakers Get Update On FEMA Funding
Thursday, 11/15/12
There's 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 answer.
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State Hires Consultants For Help With FEMA Regulations
Thursday, 11/15/12
By John Dillon
Vermont hired two consulting firms shortly after Tropical Storm Irene to navigate FEMA's bureaucratic maze. The state is set to pay up to $4 million under a pair of consulting contracts with the disaster management specialists.
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State Faces Challenge To Post-Irene Mental Health Facility
Tuesday, 11/13/12
By John Dillon
A legal challenge may delay plans to open a secure residential facility for people with mental illness displaced by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Hearing Set For New State Hospital
Monday, 11/12/12
The centerpiece of Vermont's newly designed mental health system is up for a public hearing this coming week.
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Vermonters Affected By Irene Organize To Help Sandy Survivors
Monday, 11/12/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont dodged the ravages of Hurricane Sandy two weeks ago, but up and down the Eastern Seaboard many people are still suffering - and still worried about heat and survival.
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Jamaica Homes Lost In Irene May Not Get FEMA Help
Friday, 11/09/12
By Susan Keese
The news comes as a shock to the four displaced Water Street homeowners, who've been waiting more than a year for the program to come through.
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Vt. Furniture Maker Weathers Economy And Irene To Expand
Monday, 11/05/12
By Steve Zind
Furniture maker WallGoldfinger survived a tough economy to confront the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene, which destroyed their woodworking shop. Now the company is expanding and looking to hire more employees to work in its new Randolph operation.
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Grateful For Help After Irene, Vermonters Respond To Sandy
Friday, 11/02/12
By Kirk Carapezza
In superstorm Sandy's wake, the images and stories coming out of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are striking. Fourteen months after Tropical Storm Irene hit their state, Vermonters are paying it forward.
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In Vermont, Sandy Is No Irene
Tuesday, 10/30/12
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 had feared.
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Hard Hit By Irene, Wilmington Spared By Sandy
Tuesday, 10/30/12
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.
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#VTResponse Reboots As Sandy Slowly Increases
Monday, 10/29/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A digital clearinghouse for those looking for help - or looking to help - that materialized in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene has geared up again - this time for Hurricane Sandy.
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Irene Refugee To Get Habitat Home
Monday, 10/29/12
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.
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VEDA Makes $32 Million In Irene Loans
Monday, 10/29/12
The Vermont Economic Development Authority says it made 299 emergency loans to help Vermont respond to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Sandy Resurfaces Memories Of Irene's Destruction, Despair
Monday, 10/29/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Hurricane Sandy has been an unwelcome reminder for many Vermonters who suffered during Tropical Storm Irene 14 months ago. Those affected by Irene spent this weekend getting ready for a dangerous storm - even as they continued to recover from the previous one.
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FEMA Turns Down State's Request For Larger Culverts
Friday, 10/26/12
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.
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