September 1, 2011 by USA Post
Crews Vermont, State and federal teams were deployed throughout assessment Vermont on Wednesday to document damage from Tropical Storm Irene caused to roads, bridges, homes and businesses for Governor Peter Shumlin may request a major disaster declaration in the next 48 hours.
State and federal teams were deployed throughout assessment Vermont on Wednesday to document damage from Tropical Storm Irene caused to roads, bridges, homes and businesses for Governor Peter Shumlin may request a major disaster declaration in the next 48 hours.
This statement could result in the release of major federal financial assistance not only to help with the costs of the crisis, but the subsequent reconstruction.
“We are committed to getting help, especially people,” said Secretary of Administration Vermont Jeb Spaulding Wednesday afternoon in the first of what he said would be regular briefings on new developments in the post-state response Irene.
State transportation workers, Vermont National Guard and 120 law enforcement officers the status of implementation focused on Wednesday to reach the trapped residents in the communities due to damaged roads and bridges. By nightfall, the teams had established a temporary road at the end of the storm cut off from the community – Wardsboro.
Fire safety equipment has conducted 500 inspections of potentially dangerous situations caused by the storm, including an assessment of the danger of two propane tanks of 100 gallons presented in the rubble of the bridge in Moretown.
The Guard continued to distribute relief helicopter – currently serving 16 – and supply trucks, as well as state and local teams opened more roads. Nine shelters remained available to Vermont, whose homes were habitable, officials said.
Statewide, people threw in, help their neighbors and participate in locally organized clean-up initiatives. As the extent of the devastation became clearer, some communities sought help from the government and volunteers.
Teams reported significant progress utilities restore power and phone service to about 10,000 households
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