Summer 2023 flood response
Rain ending on Tuesday, July 11 resulted in the sixth highest flood on record in Vermont and heavy rainfall continued through August and September.
Here are some resources for folks in the White River valley who have been impacted by flooding or who want to help:
–Impacted individuals: Call 211 to report flood damages. Also check out the FEMA Individual Assistance Program information on the VT Emergency Management website and the 504 Housing Repair Program on the USDA Rural Development website.
–Impacted agricultural producers: Check out these resources on the Agency of Agriculture website. In addition, check out these grants available to eligible, flood-damaged farms: VCF Farm Disaster Relief Fund, NOFA-VT Farmer Emergency Fund and Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program.
-Impacted businesses, nonprofits, and manufactured homes: Check out these resources on the Agency of Commerce & Community development website.
–Impacted towns: Check out this “Municipal Guidance for Flood Emergencies in Vermont” for specific information about emergency recovery. In addition, the following sites provide sector-based guidance: VT Agency of Natural Resources flood recovery resources, VT Emergency Management flood resources, and VT League of Cities & Towns flood resources for municipalities.
–Folks who want to help out: We know there will be plenty of trash to remove in and along the river into 2024. If you see trash in or along the river, please report the location using the form at this link. If you clean-up trash on your own, please follow this guidance from the Agency of Natural Resources. Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved in river cleanups next year!
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