Preliminary Public Infrastructure Accessment Puts Damage Near $5 Million

The Associated Press reports today that $4.9 million in damage took place from the spring flooding, according to a preliminary damage assessment. This covers damage done to roads, culverts, buildings and additional public property but does not cover flood damage in its entirety.

This public infrastructure damage calculation will be used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the White House in order to determine if Vermont will be declared a major disaster area. If this is decided upon than cities and towns will be eligible “for reimbursement of up to 75 percent of their expenses for debris clearance, protective measures, roads, utilities, buildings and equipment.”


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The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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