Tag Archives: FEMA

Local News
May 9, 2018

Killington Select Board gets house in order

By Julia Purdy

The Killington Select Board has begun the process of unraveling several financial knots. Unlike the Gordian Knot, which Alexander the Great simply cut through with his saber, thus astonishing the world, Killington’s financial knots must be analyzed, untied and backed out, one…

State News
January 10, 2018

FEMA: Funds for windstorm recovery headed to Vermont

Governor Phil Scott today announced that President Donald Trump has signed a Public Assistance declaration for Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Washington, and Windham counties. Those counties suffered substantial damage during wind and rain storms on Oct. 29-30, 2017.

A Preliminary…

Local News
October 25, 2017

Emergency siren test scheduled for Chittenden

CHITTENDEN—The Town of Chittenden’s Emergency Management Team in conjunction with Green Mountain Power announce the initial testing of the warning siren located at the hydro station, Powerhouse Road, Chittenden.

Testing will occur on Nov. 1 at noon and again at 6:30 p.m. Initial testing will…

State News
August 23, 2017

Vt. to receive FEMA funds for June/July flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that federal disaster assistance will be made available to Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe thunderstorms and flooding from June 29 to July 1, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state…

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…

News Briefs
August 24, 2016

Killington Select Board focuses on finances

KILLINGTON— On Tuesday, Aug. 16, at their regular Killington Select Board meeting, the board discussed the towns financial status with regards to FEMA reimbursements, outstanding debts, loan repayment plan and delinquent tax collection. Here is a summary of the discussion, according to the meeting minutes:…

News Briefs
October 30, 2015

RRPC begins work on at-risk infrastructure map

RUTLAND—The Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) is developing a regional map of the public infrastructure most at risk for flood and erosion. Public infrastructure of interest includes: transfer stations, former landfill sites, water treatment facilities, town halls, and fire stations, as well as sections of…

Letter
July 9, 2015

FEMA funding, questions remain

Dear Editor,

The letter to the editor in last week’s edition penned by Town Manager Seth Webb on the town’s behalf, seemed more of a press release than the answers I was looking for regarding FEMA reimbursement.

I posed these questions to Webb in an…

State News
June 4, 2015

Feds award over $1 million in aid for winter storm repairs

State and federal officials announced May 27 that more than $1 million in FEMA aid has been delivered to the state to help cover the costs of the Dec. 9-12, 2014, winter storm that wreaked havoc on Vermont’s infrastructure, downing trees and power lines.

According…