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August 4th Newsletter | Flood recovery updates

Submitted by Lisa.Gerlach@v… on

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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. 


General Information 

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) 

Learn more about what MARCs offer here. These locations are also where you can register for individual assistance in-person. 

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 

Green Mountain United Way (Central and Northeast VT)   

BROC Community Action (Southwest VT)  

Capstone Community Action (Central VT)  

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)  

Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA)  

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) 



Business Recovery 

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 

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Flood Recovery Guide for Businesses 


Farm Recovery 

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 



State volunteer registration   


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