Washington County To Get Flood Aid

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A Vermont county that was left out of last week’s disaster declaration by the White House will be getting some help from Uncle Sam after all.

Gov. Peter Shumlin and the state’s congressional delegation announced Monday that public assistance for Washington County roads and infrastructure damaged in April and early May has been approved. That clears the way for the Federal Emergency Management Agency aid to provide 75 percent of the cost of repairs.

Last week, the White House approved aid for Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans counties.

Vermont officials say they are still seeking federal help for individual homeowners and renters in Washington County who sustained damage, as well as for Caledonia and Windham Counties.

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