Waterbury Food Shelf seeks donations

The Waterbury Food Shelf’s facility was damaged during the flooding that occured due to Hurricane Irene. They are currently operating out of the ThatcherBrookPrimary School. People are at TBPS assisting to prepare meals and feed those who have been put out of their homes by the flooding.

Rutland region transportation updates

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce has released updates on the assistance efforts with transportation in the area. The information found below is current as of 2pm, August 31, 2011.

VTrans announces new roadway and bridge openings

The Vermont Agency of Transportation announces that today they have opened five (5) bridges in Bennington and Rutland Counties, and twenty (20) segments of downed roadways throughout the state in response to Hurricane Irene. The updated list is found below.

The Preservation Trust of Vermont’s advice and resources for Irene victims

Help for properties impacted by Hurricane Irene: It’s obvious that Vermont has been extremely hard-hit by Hurricane Irene. While the winds have been minimal, torrential rains flooded brooks and rivers taking out hundreds of roads, bridges and buildings all throughout Vermont. Our hearts go out to the families of individuals lost or injured, and to [...]

Town of Manchester Irene response update

The town-wide water boil order is in effect until at least noon on Thursday, September 1. The emergency order was implemented on Sunday, August 28 at approximately 1:30PM. All Water Department customers should boil water for at least one minute, and cool, before drinking. This applies to drinking water only – the order does not [...]

Auditor Salmon urges Vermonters to document flood activity

State Auditor Tom Salmon made a statement today urging state and local officials and flood victims to be mindful of the need for proper documentation for FEMA assistance and other reimbursements. Salmon said, “We already know that insurance and FEMA will not cover 100 percent of the losses. Thorough documentation and photographs will help you [...]