Guarding Mobile Homes Against Floods Still Difficult

In 2011, floods in the spring, and Tropical Storm Irene later that year destroyed more than 150 mobile homes and damaged hundreds of others. A meeting in Burlington Friday took stock of long term efforts to minimize future storm damage at mobile home parks.

State Says FEMA Has Been Flexible In Helping Mobile Homeowners

The state says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has shown some flexibility and provided additional funds to people who lost mobile homes to Tropical Storm Irene. Officials see this as a positive development in what has sometimes been a rocky relationship between Vermont and the federal agency.