Vermont Plans Meeting for Those Seeking Disaster Aid

February 6, 2015

Vermont Emergency Management officials are going to be holding briefings for communities interested in applying for federal help in paying for recovery efforts from a December snowstorm.

Starting Monday, the briefings will be held for representatives of communities in 10 of Vermont’s 14 counties that are covered by the presidential disaster declaration.

The federal public assistance disaster declaration allows communities and public utilities in those counties to receive 75 percent reimbursement for storm response and recovery. Eligible costs include debris removal from public rights of way and repairs to public utilities.

More than 130,000 electric customers lost power in the Dec. 9-12 storms in which heavy, wet snow fell across much of the state.

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