State of Vermont Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

State of Vermont Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Montpelier, VT (STL.News) – Vermont Governor Phil Scott has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Trump to acquire federal funds to assist six Vermont counties in repairing public infrastructure damaged in floods on April 15, 2019.  Communities and public entities in Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor counties sustained damage exceeding the minimum threshold for federal disaster assistance eligibility.

A Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) by the State of Vermont and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) validated more than $2 million in public infrastructure damage statewide, far exceeding the $1 million statewide minimum required for Major Disaster Declaration consideration. 

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