FEMA grants to help flood victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is prepared to spend $3.6 million to help Vermont communities recover from damage and destruction caused by severe storms and flooding in April.

There are 218 reconstruction projects under way in Vermont and so far 204 of those projects will receive federal help. The other projects are still being reviewed.

Heavy rain and snow in the storms of April 15-21 caused considerable utility and road damage.

On May 4, the president declared a major disaster, in the Vermont counties of Bennington, Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor. On June 4, Lamoille County was added to the list.

The FEMA grants cover 75% of the cost of approved repair, reconstruction and mitigation projects.

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