Tag Archives: damage

FEMA assesses flood damage in Brandon
Local News
July 19, 2017

FEMA assesses flood damage in Brandon

By Evan Johnson

Federal Emergency Management Agency staffers were in Vermont last week, appraising damage  to roads, bridges and other infrastructure from early July rain storms.

On Thursday, July 13, a two-man team of public assistants plus a public affairs liaison drove from the Vermont…

Increased forest damage from caterpillars expected this summer
Local News
May 24, 2017

Increased forest damage from caterpillars expected this summer

Central Vermont’s sugar maple’s and ash trees among the hardest to be hit

Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The insect is expected to cause widespread defoliation this summer, mostly in forests…

State News
March 29, 2017

Fire Marshal’s report highlights fire damage and safety efforts

Vermont’s 232 fire departments responded to an average of 3,000 emergency calls per month in 2016, according to an annual report released by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The report contains information from over 45,000 recorded emergency incidents. Those calls were not only…

Local News
August 31, 2016

CBO report: severe weather events will cost more

As Vermonters mark the fifth anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office  (CBO) warns that damage from severe weather in future decades is expected to become increasingly common in Vermont and throughout the United States because of climate change….

Local News
May 11, 2016

Fire causes damages at Bardwell

RUTLAND — At 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, Rutland firefighters responded to a reported fire at the Bardwell House, at 142 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. The apartment building with about 75 units, was ablaze when they arrived. The fire started in a kitchen…