National Guard Assists In Flood Relief

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(Host) A crew of National Guard troops is in the Champlain Islands today helping residents deal with the ongoing flood.

More than 100 more soldiers are standing ready to respond if they’re needed.

Governor Peter Shumlin says the Guard has already helped people try to hold water back from their homes and businesses.

(Shumlin) "They’ve right now distributed about 67,000 sand bags. They’re out there making them at every single moment that we’re awake. On Grand Isle we have eight Guards people working hard on that. They’ve brought in a number of emergency vehicles. They’re going to help us."

(Host) More than 400 homes have already been damaged and three destroyed as the lake has risen to historic highs.

Wind has already whipped waves on the lake that are causing even more damage.

State officials say the damage to roads and other public facilities is estimated at more than $4 million dollars and rising.

Lake Champlain Flooding Video

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