Vermont Emergency Management has posted what communities and individuals should be doing in order to properly document damages from last week’s flooding in order to obtain assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). From the press release: “If Vermont shows at least $1-million in verified statewide damages, individual counties would then have to meet a pre-established threshold to qualify for a FEMA declaration. That level is total qualified public damages of $3.27 per capita in that county. These are not the only factors involved in receiving a Public Assistance disaster declaration, but the monetary levels are the biggest indicator.”
If Vermont qualifies for FEMA assistance, those funds can be used to reimburse communities with up 75% of recovery costs.