• Vt. gets federal aid for flood damage
    July 27,2013
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    The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing Vermont $1 million to help the state pay to repair damage from a series of unprecedented spring and summer floods that damaged roads across the state.

    The Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program provides funds for the repair or reconstruction of some federal roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events.

    The three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation praised the decision.

    “This is a much-needed infusion of federal funds to help towns throughout Vermont repair roads washed out by several storms this year,” said a statement by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernard Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch.

    A presidential disaster declaration already has been issued for flooding in Chittenden, Washington and Essex counties between May 22 and May 26. The declaration means the state will be entitled to federal help recovering from those events.

    State officials are hoping another declaration will be issued for more recent flooding.

    The storms began in May and lasted until early July. There were about 30 separate road segments closed by storm damage.

    Significant damage was reported in nine counties.
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