The historic flooding last month has had a deep impact on our state. In my travels to Hardwick, Montpelier, Ludlow and many areas in between, it has been heartbreaking to see the damage inflicted on people’s homes, businesses, and to our natural landscape. It has also been heartening to see communities come together to help their neighbors and strangers who are in need of support during this time. In some counties, community members were the only folks coordinating efforts for many days and even weeks. This is a strong reminder of how we can come together for our common needs and not just how we can, but that we do.
The recovery efforts around the state are continually evolving. Here is an updated list of information and resources for those who have been impacted and for those who wish to help. I’ve also updated this list on my website for easier sharing.
It is also my understanding that farms that have not been flooded, but who have been impacted by the persistent rains that we have experienced, should contact your local FSA offices and report the losses that you are experiencing. They may also become eligible for federal aid.
Vermont Flood Resources, Assistance and Referrals- A state site with several important pieces of information and some resources for recovery. Available in 10 languages.
Vermont Department of Health- Stay Safe in a Flood- Important health and safety information for affected individuals
Vermont Department of Emergency Management Flood Resources- Includes a number of resources, some of which are repeated in this list for easy access
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Flood Recovery Resources- List of resources and information from ANR
VT Emergency Alerts Sign-Up - Get alerts and information from the state’s Emergency Management team for your area
Vermont 211- Report flood damage and get information on shelters
Multi Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) and Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)
MARCs (Hours: 9 am- 5 pm unless otherwise noted)
Ludlow: Community Center, 37 Main Street
Barton: Memorial Building, 17 Village Square
Washington: Municipal Building, 2895 Route 110
DRCs (Hours: 8am - 7pm seven days a week)
Barton: Memorial Building, 17 Village Square
Barre: Barre Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill, Barre
Londonderry: Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11
Plainfield: Twinfield Union School, 106 Nasmith Brook Road
Rutland: Asa Bloomer Building, 88 Merchants Row
Springfield: Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street
Waterbury: Armory, 29 Armory Drive
Hardwick: Hardwick Elementary School, 135 S. Main Street
Hazardous Materials Drop Off
A temporary collection site for flood-related hazardous materials is available in Middlesex. Learn more here.
1078 US Rt 2, Middlesex, VT, Hours: 10 am- 4 pm Monday- Saturday
Individual Assistance and Recovery
FEMA Individual Assistance Registration- You can apply for federal assistance even if you do not have insurance or are not in a declared county
FEMA Individual Assistance Information- Information on what financial assistance individuals can apply for
Vermont Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance- For those who are not able to work or have lost their jobs due to the floods
Regional Funds Supporting Flood Victims
Business Recovery Centers and Other Resources- Information from Vermont’s Agency Of Commerce and Community Development
Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund: Filling the Financial gap to help Vermont’s small businesses
Montpelier Alive- Help for businesses located in Montpelier
Disaster Recovery Guide for Businesses- Guide from Vermont Small Business Development Center
Farm First Assistance- Can help provide technical, legal, or financial assistance
Vermont Agency of Agriculture Response and Recovery Resources- Includes information about financial assistance for food and farm businesses, organizations, and individuals.
NOFA-VT Flood Response Resources - Information from the Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont
NOFA VT Farmer Emergency Fund: Financially helping farmers who lost everything in floodwaters
Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund: Filling the financial gap to help Vermont’s small businesses
American Red Cross of Northern New England: Helping displaced individuals and families in affected communities
Vermont Community Foundation Flood Response & Recovery Fund: Coordinating statewide philanthropic efforts for individuals and communities
Vermont Foodbank: Providing food for those who have been affected by the floodwaters
If there are additional resources you would like to see added to this list, you can email my office and we will try to include them. As one example, I am currently looking for links to support the farms for new Americans (who are not part of the Intervale Foundation umbrella.)
Lt. Governor David Zuckerman