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Many Still Unsettled A Year After Tropical Storm Irene's Destruction
Monday, 08/20/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Nearly one year ago Tropical Storm Irene clawed apart more than 500 miles of state roads and dozens of bridges, isolating 13 communities. The flood washed about 1,700 Vermonters out of their homes. Today most of the roads and bridges are back and people are safe and secure. But many are still unsettled and the wounds are still raw.
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Vermont Applies For More Loans To Help Businesses Hit By Irene
Thursday, 08/16/12
By Steve Zind
The state of Vermont is applying for a new round of economic development loans to help businesses from Wilmington to Waterbury that are still trying to recover from Tropical Storm Irene.
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Newscast: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, 08/15/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Shumlin Plans Irene Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, 08/15/12
As Vermont prepares to mark a year since Tropical Storm Irene ravaged parts of the state, Governor Peter Shumlin plans to visit 22 communities affected by the storm.
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Long Term Recovery Group Still Fundraising
Wednesday, 08/15/12
By Steve Zind
Eleven months after it was established to help individuals recovering from last August's flooding, Vermont's Long Term Disaster Recovery Group says it's far short of its fundraising goal. Money raised by the group provides a fund-of-last-resort for people who've exhausted other Irene recovery resources. Organizers say there are still hundreds of people in need of assistance.  
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Newscast: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 08/14/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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U.S. House Candidate Announces Plan To Ensure FEMA Funding
Tuesday, 08/14/12
By Bob Kinzel
Republican U.S. House candidate Mark Donka says Democratic incumbent Congressman Peter Welch hasn't done enough to help the state get FEMA money as it works to recover from Tropical Storm Irene.
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Shumlin Confident Vermont Will Ultimately Get FEMA Funds
Tuesday, 08/14/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says it could take several years for the state to resolve all of its funding disputes with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over flood damage to the Waterbury State Office Complex.
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Rockingham Plans Irene Anniversary Observation
Monday, 08/13/12
The town of Rockingham is planning to mark the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene by remembering the loss of a local icon.
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State Expecting FEMA Decision
Monday, 08/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
This could be an important week in Vermont's recovery from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.  State officials are expecting to hear how much money FEMA will pay for the rehabilitation of the state office complex in Waterbury.
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Rockingham To Remember A Bridge And Celebrate A New One
Thursday, 08/09/12
A Windham County town is planning to mark the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene by remembering the loss of a local icon - the historic Bartonsville Covered Bridge, which was swept away by floodwaters.
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Vermont Sets Plans For Irene Anniversary
Thursday, 08/09/12
On the one year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, churches, schools, and towns will hold a statewide bell ringing ceremony to show their unity.
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State Says FEMA Has Been Flexible In Helping Mobile Homeowners
Wednesday, 08/08/12
By John Dillon
The state says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has shown some flexibility and provided additional funds to people who lost mobile homes to Tropical Storm Irene. Officials see this as a positive development in what has sometimes been a rocky relationship between Vermont and the federal agency.
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Irene Anniversary Event Planned
Wednesday, 08/08/12
As the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene approaches, Governor Peter Shumlin says the state will mark the occasion with a celebration in Randolph.
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State Examines Rebuilding Options in Waterbury
Wednesday, 08/08/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin Administration was hoping to demolish more than 20 buildings in the State Office Complex in Waterbury that suffered extensive damage from Tropical Storm Irene. But now the Administration is considering the option of renovating many of these buildings and flood proofing them as much as possible.
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State Officials Begin To Appeal FEMA's Denials
Tuesday, 08/07/12
By Steve Zind
State officials say they're planning to appeal dozens of cases where the Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to cover all the costs of town flood recovery projects. 
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Vt. Disaster Relief Fund Allocates $1.5 Million For Irene
Monday, 08/06/12
More than 100 Vermont families are getting more than $1.5 million in assistance to help their ongoing recovery from storm Irene.
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Key Legislators Dispute Brock Claims About FEMA Funding
Friday, 08/03/12
By Bob Kinzel
The leaders of the House Institutions committee say they never thought it was certain that the state would receive a substantial amount of money from the federal government to deal with damage to the state office complex in Waterbury.
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Community Celebrates Covered Bridge Reopening
Friday, 08/03/12
A Vermont covered bridge swept away during Tropical Storm Irene is scheduled to reopen this weekend.
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Congressional Delegation Intervenes With FEMA
Thursday, 08/02/12
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's congressional delegation has gotten involved in the state's dispute with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over rebuilding the state office complex in Waterbury. And the delegation is hopeful that the dispute can be resolved.
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Brock Criticizes Administration Over Rebuilding Waterbury Complex
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Bob Kinzel
Rebuilding the Waterbury state office complex has become an issue in this year's race for governor. The state may not qualify for $40 million in federal funding that it was counting on. And a series of emails between federal officials and the Shumlin administration are at the heart of the controversy.
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FEMA Approves First Buyouts For People Who Lost Homes To Floods
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Steve Zind
The first applications for the flood buyout program for homeowners have been approved by FEMA. Vermont Hazard Mitigation Officer Ray Doherty says five out of nearly 100 applications for homeowner buyouts under the FEMA program were approved this week.  
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Engineers And Scientists Discuss More Irene Fixes
Wednesday, 08/01/12
Vermont engineers and scientists say more than 300 river banks, bridges and other sites damaged by Tropical Storm Irene still need repairs. Some of those repairs are to correct repairs done incorrectly after the storm.
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Art Hounds: The Flood Series
Thursday, 08/02/12
Paintings depicting Tropical Storm Irene, a chamber music concert and a collective of women artists
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