Tropical Storm Irene News

FEMA Refusing to Pay for Vermont Flood Resilience Projects

Ever since Tropical Storm Irene struck in 2011, Vermont has been pushing to make sure bridges and culverts are rebuilt to more flood-resistant standards. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency is rejecting – at least for now – the state’s …

Vermont Town Sustains Flood Damage After 3 Inches of Rain

The Chester fire chief says more than 3 inches of rain fell on his community creating the worst flooding since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont almost three years ago. Chief Matthew Wilson says the Monday flooding was “bad like Irene,” …

New York Seawall Project Gets $1.3M From Feds

A plan to repair the seawall in downtown Troy, N.Y., is moving ahead. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $1.33 million for design and engineering work related to the project. The seawall was damaged in …

Vermont FEMA Office Closing 2 Years After Irene

Vermont’s Federal Emergency Management Agency office closed its doors Friday after more than two years of helping the state recover from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene, but the agency will continue to process property buyouts and reimbursements through its …

Popular Vermont Restaurant Back in Business After Irene

A popular Vermont restaurant that closed after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene is back in business, and open seven days a week. The grand opening for Dot’s Restaurant in Wilmington was held on Dec. 12. Dot’s had closed …

New Mobile Home Being Built in Vermont Post-Irene

A new, more durable mobile home is being manufactured in Vermont after about 560 mobile homes were destroyed or damaged in the state by Tropical Storm Irene. The Aug. 28, 2011 flood prompted housing advocates, energy specialists and others to …

Vermont Governor Proclaims September Preparedness Month

The Vermont Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is urging people to be prepared for unexpected emergencies. September is National Preparedness Month and Gov. Peter Shumlin has urged Vermonters to prepare themselves for potential disasters. A proclamation signed by …

Vermont Town Wants to Buy Bridge Remnants From Irene

Residents in the Vermont town of Rockingham want the community to buy the remnants of a covered bridge destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, to put up an informational kiosk at the site. The Bartsonville Covered Bridge was built …

New York Tree Company Penalized for Storm Price Gouging

A New York judge has ordered an upstate tree removal company to stop trying to collect payments from customers state officials say were gouged for work after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the decision came …

Homeowners Sue New York Over $4.6M in Flood Damage

Some property owners along the Mohawk River have sued the state Canal Corporation, claiming the agency failed to adequately prepare for the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. A lawsuit listing 57 property owners in the Schenectady County …