(Host) Help is on the way for areas damaged by severe storms that hit Vermont in early December.
Vermont’s congressional delegation announced that federal disaster funds are being made available to Chittenden, Franklin and Lamoille counties, which were hardest hit by the storm.
All Vermont counties will be eligible for disaster mitigation grants, which provide funding for preventative measures.
The storm included winds of up to ninety miles per hour, caused severe property damage and left nearly 40,000 homes and businesses without power.
The disaster declaration provides funding for emergency work and repairs.
The Vermont Department of Emergency Management will coordinate the relief efforts.