This could be an important week in Vermont’s recovery
from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
State officials are expecting to hear how much money FEMA will pay for
the rehabilitation of the state office complex in Waterbury.
The leaders of the House
Institutions committee say they never thought it was certain that the state
would receive a substantial amount of money from the federal government to deal
with damage to the state office complex in Waterbury.
Our reporters’ roundtable discusses the top issues facing the state, including who knew what and when about FEMA funding for the State
Office Complex, and the latest developments in the
Attorney General’s race.
Vermont’s congressional delegation has gotten involved in the
state’s dispute with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over rebuilding
the state office complex in Waterbury. And the delegation is hopeful that the dispute can be
We discuss where post-Irene FEMA funding for state and town projects now stands, hear why some are unhappy with an agreement between the public service department and FairPoint Communications and we get a lesson on making the biggest splash in the pool.
U.S. Congress has extended FEMA’s National
Flood Insurance Program another five years. In
the process, it has made changes that could have an impact on thousands of Vermonters
enrolled in the program.