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 [...]

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 [...]