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FEMA Teams To Assess Flood Damage

VPR/Melody Bodette

Workers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Vermont this week, estimating damage from last week’s flooding.

FEMA teams will be in Chittenden and Lamoille counties.

They’ll work with the Vermont Agency of Transportation and town officials to determine if the state has met the threshold of $1 million in damage to qualify for a Public Assistance disaster declaration.

Counties must also reach a total amount of damage based on population, in order to receive assistance.  In Chittenden County that amount is a minimum of $550,000.

Any disaster assistance request is subject to the approval of President Barack Obama.

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