After a catastrophic flood in the spring of 2011, the International Joint Commission studied ways to minimize damage from flooding. It released a report on the subject this month.
While some businesses have reopened in a limited capacity, others likely won’t be back for a week or more as they clean up.
Vermonters support clean water, and many rely on access to surface water as part of their livelihoods. This bill will ensure that all have equitable access to that water in the future.
Unless steps are taken to mitigate potential impacts, flooding within the Winooski River region will cause up to $5.2 billion in damage in the next 100 years, the study says.
The founding of electric cooperatives, Aiken said, shows “that our farmers mean business and will not be bluffed nor seduced into paying, to a privileged few, a tribute on a heritage that rightfully belongs to all Vermonters.”
Repair costs for Irene-related damage in South Royalton exceeded $2.2 million. Much of the immediate cleanup was handled by volunteers.
‘Irene was just the appetizer for the main course that’s yet to come if we don’t buckle down and start making changes,’ says one state leader.
A storm delivered about 5 inches of rain in 24 hours in some parts of southern Vermont overnight Thursday. While July has been abnormally wet, abnormally dry conditions only recently subsided in the southern half of the state.
A Department of Financial Regulation report says severe weather events will increase in frequency, and so will insurance claims and losses.
This commentary is by Lisa Burr, co-owner of The Woods Lodge in Northfield. When my husband and I bought The Woods Lodge in 2004, located in Northfield along a tributary […]
Following the Halloween storm, a temporary bridge connecting Kimball Avenue in South Burlington to Marshall Avenue in Williston is closed indefinitely.
Vermont has logged at least $5 million in damage to infrastructure including roadways and railways. The governor plans to seek federal recovery assistance.
The most dangerous flooding has passed, but large regions remain under a flood warning and wind advisory.
Rain on Thursday led to power outages and road closures in parts of the state.