Tag Archives: Tropical Storm Irene

Shumlin, congressional delegation announce $20M in FEMA grants (WPTZ)

April 9, 2012

By David Charns MONTPELIER, Vt. – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s congressional delegation have announced a $19.8 million federal grant to help buy homes and businesses destroyed by Hurricane Irene. The money is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The award list contains 72 projects, including the buy-out of 13 […]

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Vermont gets $21.6M for flood-damaged communities (CBS News)

January 20, 2012

(AP)  MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont learned Friday that it will get $21.6 million in emergency funds— three times more than many expected it would get from a federal program — to help rebuild Irene-damaged communities. The state is among eight states hit by flooding, tornados and wild fires to share $400 million from U.S. Department […]

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Vermont to receive $8.7 million in flood aid (Burlington Free Press)

January 19, 2012

By Bill Draper The nation’s top agriculture official on Wednesday announced more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico to help them recover from an unusually intense year for natural disasters across the U.S. Vermont will receive nearly $8.7 million. Utah and Missouri will receive the most disaster aid, together […]

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Money from D.C. (Valley News)

By John P. Gregg There’s some good news for farmers and other landowners who suffered flood damage in Tropical Storm Irene — the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $9 million to the Twin States for flood relief programs, according to members of Congress from the two states. Vermont is getting the bulk […]

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Flood relief bill signed into law (Burlington Free Press)

November 19, 2011

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a bill whose provisions on emergency aid drafted by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., may save Vermont many millions of dollars, Leahy’s office said. “Leahy’s provisions and funding will save Vermont tens of millions or perhaps even more than a hundred million dollars, depending on what the eventual repair […]

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