Isle La Motte’s emergency management director
said the town is working toward rejoining the national flood insurance program. The decision is a result of Isle La Motte’s experience during
the floods last spring, when Lake
Champlain rose to historic
time last spring, Lake
Champlain was still rising,
inundating homes, roads, fields and businesses. For more than two
months, the lake was above flood stage. The impact, on residents in communities
all along the lake, and on the environment was significant.
have responded to last year’s record floods with a number of bills that deal
with managing rivers. One of the big questions is whether towns should be
forced to limit development in flood hazard areas.
heading to their local fair will find something new in
addition to animals, carnival rides and fried dough. Federal Emergency Management officials will be on hand to offer
information about rebuilding homes damaged by flooding.
Community Supported Agriculture farms were hit hard by flooding this spring, and so far it’s been a challenge for them to deliver fresh, locally grown produce to their members.
Comment: Are you a local CSA member?