On September 5, Gov. Peter Shumlin forwarded a formal request for a federal disaster declaration in Windsor and Windham Counties for public infrastructure damage suffered during the storm of July 28th,  which caused several rivers and streams spill their banks, damaging several roads. A Public Assistance disaster declaration would allow communities in those counties to receive at least 75 percent reimbursement for eligible expenses related to repairs to public roads, bridges, and other infrastructure that was damaged in the floods.

The application also seeks funds from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).  The federal HMGP program provides 75% reimbursement for projects that reduce the likelihood of damages to public infrastructure in future disasters.

Vermont communities seeking more information on the federal Public Assistance program can visit: https://vem.vermont.gov/publicassistance

For more on Hazard Mitigation in Vermont visit: https://vem.vermont.gov/mitigation

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