Responding to Irene

Read the Final Mobile Home Project Removal Report - Dec. 2013

Vermont Public Radio Features Interactive Map of Irene Recovery Funds
President Stuart Comstock-Gay reflects on lessons learned from 2011's Tropical Storm Irene.

3rd Irene Recovery Report Released
In early April 2013 Governor Peter Shumlin released the third Irene recovery report entitled “Sustaining our Progress,” which charts the accomplishments since the June 2012 Recovering Stronger Report, sets goals for the 2nd anniversary of the storm, and outlines the recovery the efforts that will continue into the recovery’s third year and beyond. Learn more about the report highlights or read the entire report

Grateful For Help After Irene, Vermonters Respond To Sandy
In superstorm Sandy's wake, the images and stories coming out of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are striking. Fourteen months after Tropical Storm Irene hit their state Vermonters are paying it forward.

Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund Awards Total of $2.45 Million to Farmers Recovering from Irene
The Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture announced that the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund has awarded an additional $521,935 to 68 farmers dealing with the long-term effects of Tropical Storm Irene in the fund’s sixth round. To date, the grant committee has received applications from 259 farmers and has awarded grants to 225 farmers totaling in excess of $2.45 million. As of October 25, total contributions received or pledged to the fund were just over $2.48 million.

Helping hands: Vermont Community Foundation’s Farm Disaster Relief Fund
When Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont last year, Shelburne Vineyard was spared the devastation experienced by farmers elsewhere in the state. The Vineyard released its "In Spite of Irene" label wine and t-shirts and donated $2 from every sale to the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund at the Community Foundation. $1,002 was raised for farm relief.

Irene Recovery Focuses On How To Minimize Future Damage
One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the recovery process is still in high gear. It's partly about pounding nails and painting walls, but it's also about planning--and deciding what can be done to minimize the devastation of future storms.

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