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Newscast: Friday, May 24, 2013, 5:49 p.m.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is defending a controversial land deal in which he acquired his neighbor's property for less than half of its assessed value.

Governor Shumlin says the state is trying to determine if damage from last night's rain over eastern Chittenden County exceeds a million dollars, the threshold required to apply for federal disaster funding.

Green Mountain Power says they are monitoring water levels at their 32 dams and hydro stations across Vermont.