Public Assistance Applicant Briefings for Communities Affected by Spring Floods in Washington, Orange and Essex Counties

MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Agency of Transportation will be holding applicant briefings for communities in counties granted a Public Assistance disaster declaration following floods from May 26-27, 2011.

Representatives from communities in Essex, Orange, and Washington counties are invited to two separate meetings to learn how to apply for federal reimbursement for flood response and recovery costs.  These three counties received Public Assistance disaster declarations on July 25th.

The meetings are as follows:

August 3, 2011: Washington and Orange Counties at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 84 Pine Hill Road, Barre.  Briefing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and followed by a FEMA applicants’ kick-off meeting.

August 8, 2011: For Essex County,VTrans District 7 Office, 1068 US Route 5, St. Johnsbury.  Briefing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and followed by a FEMA applicants’ kick-off meeting.

These meetings are for communities in Essex, Orange, and Washington counties only and are not connected to Individual Assistance.  Cities and towns with questions should contact their local Agency of Transportation district office.

 Individual homeowners and renters in Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Grand Isle, Franklin, Lamoille, Essex, and Washington counties should call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit to apply for disaster funds.  If you have previously called 211 to report damage you still need to register with FEMA.



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