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Irene Fresh In Mind, Vermont Braces For Hurricane Sandy
Thursday, 10/25/12
More than a year after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the state, town and state officials from Bennington to Bethel are getting questions from residents concerned about Hurricane Sandy as it moves north from the Carribean.
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Jamaica Declines To Seek Buyout For Second Homeowner
Tuesday, 10/23/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
The hazard mitigation home buyout program is designed to buy and remove flood-damaged properties to reduce future hazards.  So far, FEMA has approved the buy-out of 78 homes, 14 of which are second homes. But one hard-hit town has decided not to apply on behalf of second homeowners.
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Art Hounds: Going to Waterbury
Thursday, 10/25/12
Erasing a stigma with art.
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Rockingham Woman Documents Bartonsville Bridge Reconstruction
Monday, 10/22/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Rockingham resident Sue Hammond famously recorded as Tropical Storm Irene's floodwaters crushed the Bartonsville Bridge and swept it down the Williams River. Now she's documenting its reconstruction online.
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Newscast: Friday, October 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, 10/19/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Friday, October 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Administration Says It Expects FEMA Answers By January
Friday, 10/19/12
By John Dillon
The Shumlin administration says it won't know until mid-January how much federal disaster money will be available to rebuild the Waterbury state office complex.
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$2 Million Distributed So Far By Irene Emergency Fund
Tuesday, 10/16/12
By Steve Zind
Vermont's Long Term Disaster Relief Fund has passed the $2,000,000 mark in the amount of money distributed to victims of Tropical Storm Irene. Fund organizers say they're still short of the money required to meet the ongoing demand for assistance. 
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Vermont Town Rebuilds Mini Fenway Destroyed By Flood
Tuesday, 10/09/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Tropical Storm Irene destroyed a Windsor County town's Little League field. This month, residents are putting the final touches on its reconstruction.
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Newscast: Monday, October 8, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 10/08/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Monday, October 8, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Rockingham Receives Additional Funds For Covered Bridge Repairs
Monday, 10/08/12
The Vermont League of Cities and Towns has delivered additional money to the town of Rockingham for restoring the historic Bartonsville Bridge, which was destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene.
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AmeriCorps Helping Homeowners Rebuild Post-Irene
Monday, 10/08/12
By Steve Zind
More than a year after Tropical Storm Irene, Randy and Lynda Hart still aren't back home. But they're getting close, thanks to a steady stream of volunteers who've been helping rebuild their house from the foundation up. The Hart's home is among at least 140 still being repaired after last fall's floods.
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Vt. Reviews Lessons From Tropical Storm Irene
Friday, 10/05/12
By Steve Zind
In the months after Tropical Storm Irene the state held listening sessions in dozens of Vermont communities to learn how to improve disaster response and recovery. This week, officials issued a summary of what they heard and a list of recommendations. 
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New Stores Bring Hope To Town Hit By Flood And Recession
Friday, 09/28/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
When the flood hit Wilmington a year ago the local economy was already on its knees. But just this month, with the help of a local non-profit two new businesses are opening in the downtown and a once flood-damaged building was sold.
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Shumlin: Vermont Will Not Wait For FEMA
Wednesday, 09/12/12
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin says he will push ahead with a $125 million plan to rebuild the Waterbury state office complex despite the uncertainty of federal funding. Shumlin says he's confident that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will eventually help pay for the project. But the governor says he doesn't know exactly how much the feds will provide, or when the money will come through.
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After Irene Effect, Red Cross Provides Towns With Equipment, Training
Monday, 09/10/12
One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the Red Cross has launched a program designed to help towns and individuals prepare for emergencies when outside assistance is not available.
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For One Vermonter, Irene Is 'A Gift'
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Steve Zind
For one Braintree man, recovery from Tropical Storm Irene has been a difficult and long process, but on the anniversary of the storm, he celebrated its completion.
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Irene Anniversary Marked By Somber Remembrance, Cheers
Wednesday, 08/29/12
By Steve Zind
A series of commemorations marking the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene concluded last night on the anniversary of the floods, with an event in Randolph. 
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FEMA Has Approved 17 Buyouts Out Of 113 Applications
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
More than a dozen property owners have received word from FEMA that the federal government will buy out their homes that were destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. FEMA's hazard mitigation program is designed to reduce property damage from floods in the future by purchasing damaged properties and turning them into green space.
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VPR News
A Rememberance Of Those Who Died During Tropcal Storm Irene
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By John Van Hoesen
VPR remembers the seven people who died as a result of Irene.
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PGA's Keegan Bradley Raises Irene Relief Money In Native Woodstock
Monday, 08/27/12
By Charlotte Albright
Fans of Keegan Bradley got a lesson on Monday in Woodstock from the 26-year-old golfer who's been racking up wins on the PGA tour. Bradley's charity tournament in his hometown benefits the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.
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Vermont Edition
Lessons Learned, One Year Later
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Edition talks with Governor Shumlin about the lessons learned in river management, road construction and working with FEMA as a result of Tropical Storm Irene.
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VPR News
Recalling Irene
Monday, 08/27/12
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Ross Sneyd recalls the events of Tropical Storm Irene that took place a year ago and gives an update on the issues that were unfolding on our airwaves in the days after the storm.
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Scott Says Waterbury Complex Plans May Have To Be Scaled Back
Saturday, 08/25/12
By Bob Kinzel
Lt. Governor Phil Scott says the state is committed to bringing employees back to the Office Complex in Waterbury. But Scott says plans for a new, energy efficient office building for the Waterbury complex may have to be scaled back if the state doesn't get enough money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Post Irene, Vt. Towns Are Borrowing At Swift Pace
Monday, 08/27/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As Vermont cities and towns continue to borrow money at a swift pace in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, the state treasurer is defending the increase in municipal bonds.
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Vermont Edition
How Irene Inspired The Arts
Monday, 08/27/12
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss why natural disasters foster such creativity and what we all gain from the art it inspires and we recall the events that unfolded a year ago during Tropical Storm Irene.
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