Current Conditions & Warnings
People should call Vermont's 2-1-1 system if they are seeking information on current disasters. The 2-1-1 lines are staffed around the clock and receive information from any major incident. You can also find more links under Disaster News to the right. Only use 9-1-1 to report an actual emergency.
Being aware of current or anticipated hazardous conditions is an important part of safety. Below are links to information on warnings or conditions regarding weather, flooding, travel, health, and fire danger.
Access the information and links below for the following subjects:
A watch indicates that conditions are favorable for a particular hazard. A watch is a recommendation for planning, preparation, and increased awareness. Think about what to do if the danger materializes. A warning is much more serious and indicates that a particular weather hazard is imminent or has been reported as occurring, and you should take action as directed to protect life and property.
For a full description of weather advisory terms - http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/html/productDefinitions.php - Open in New Window
Eye on the Sky Weather Forecast -
http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/forecasts - Open in New Window
National Weather Service for the latest on national weather watches and warnings. - http://www.weather.gov/view/nationalwarnings.php?map=on - Open in New
National Hurricane Center for the latest on tropical systems -
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ - Open in New Window
National Weather Service, Burlington, VT -
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/ - Open in New Window
Vermont Weather Radar from Intellicast -
www.intellicast.com/... - Open in New Window
The Weather Channel -
www.weather.com - Open in New Window
Flooding is Vermont’s greatest hazard and can happen any time. Pay attention to broadcast warnings if you live near streams and rivers. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive through flooded streets.
FEMA Flood Maps -
https://msc.fema.gov - Open in New Window
FEMA Flood Maps for Google Earth (Windsor, Rutland Counties) -
https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/kmz/FEMA_NFHL_v2.4.kmz - Open in New Window
Northeast River Forecast Center -
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/... - Open in New Window
USGS real-time river flows and levels in Vermont -
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/vt/nwis/rt - Open in New Window
National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service - http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wft=btv
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Knowing what current travel conditions are like can make traveling more enjoyable.
US State Dept. International Travel Warnings - http://travel.state.gov/ - Open in New Window
Vermont Road Conditions -
http://www.511vt.com - Open in New Window
FAA airport status for the Northeastern US -
http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/nemap.jsp - Open in New Window
WHO constantly monitors global disease outbreaks to give you the latest information on large-scale health threats.
World Health Organization: Epidemic and Pandemic Alert -
http://www.who.int/csr/don/en/ - Open in New Window
VT Department of Health Advisories and Alerts -
http://healthvermont.gov/advisory/index.aspx - Open in New Window
Remember to get a burn permit from your local Fire Warden before outdoor burning.
Eastern US weekly fire danger -
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