Hurricane Resources Related to Mental Health

Sent in by a listener in Waterbury, VT: I am a clinical social worker and the co-director of the Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative a grant funded project between SAMHSA and the Department of Mental Health. We are affiliated with the National Truamatic Stress Network, which is a SAMHSA funded initiative. We are working with the 12 designated community mental [...]

Tunbridge World’s Fair Is ON

From listener Rick Scully: “Please let your listeners know The Tunbridge World’s Fair will take place as scheduled. While the fairgrounds got soaked and muddy, there was no damage. VT Routes 14 and 110 are both open. Thank you!” The Fair is scheduled for September 15-18 in, of course, Tunbridge VT.

An Update From The Ripton Town Clerk

“We have actually fared quite well though our main road, Vt Route 125 was damaged and closed to us in both directions beyond our village. We have an adequate detour out, which is wonderful, so we are doing much better than most. I live right in the village, and I’m writing to report how I [...]

UVM CRV: Stories Of Irene

The UVM Center for Research on Vermont is collecting Vermonters’ stories from Irene. From their site: “Please send us your accounts of what happened to you, your neighbors, or your community… We have been touched, saddened, and inspired by the many stories we have heard already -stories of neighbors helping neighbors, volunteers aiding strangers, and [...]

Google Works With Vermont To Map Vermont Flood Information

Google and VTrans just launched a new website to track road and bridge closures and other information. Many folks have complained that only includes the state roads and not the local/town roads. This project seems like a response to that feedback. From Matt Dunne, head of community affairs (and former candidate for Vermont Governor): [...]

Why This Blog?

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene we’re simply receiving more information than we can possibly broadcast on the VPR airwaves. As a service to listeners and all Vermonters, we’ve decided to aggregate it and publish it here to distribute the information as quickly as possible. Some of it is press releases from organizations, non-profits, [...]

Town of Hartford accepting volunteer assistance

The Town of Hartford is accepting volunteer assistance with the continued clean-up aftermath of the storm. Volunteers are asked to report to the Hartford Municipal Building on Thursday Sept 1 at 1:30 pm.  Volunteers are asked to bring shovels, brooms and wear boots. Please contact the Hartford Parks & Recreation Department at 802-295-5036 or email [...]

Vermont Law School campus reopens as students aid community

Vermont Law School’s classes started today, two days late, because of school closure due to electricity, telephones and Internet service being interrupted by Hurricane Irene. All systems have been restored.

Governor Shumlin visits CVPS headquarters, praises workers

With more than 270 bucket trucks, diggers, track and other all-terrain vehicles, crews flooded some of the isolated areas in central and southern Vermont today. As of 5 pm, more than 63,000 of the 73,000-plus customer outages have been restored, with 9,500 remaining. Addison and Bennington County outages were restored today, while work continues in [...]

Flood & Disaster Recovery Resource Center now open

Thursday, August 31, Senator Patrick Leahy released the following statement to all Vermonters regarding the damage left by Hurricane Irene: As we learn more and see more and reconnect with each other, Vermonters are still coming to terms with the swift and fierce destruction that Irene left in her wake. I’m a lifelong Vermonter and [...]