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Water May Not Be Safe to Drink During and After the Flood

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health reports - Water may not be safe to drink, cook or clean with after an emergency such as a flood. During and after flooding, water can become contaminated with microorganisms—such as bacteria, sewage, heating oil, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals, and other substances that can cause serious illness. People with private drinking water wells in flooded…
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VT STRONG FLOOD – HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE FOR RETURNING TO A FLOODED HOME

Breathing Toxic Molds can result in Serious Illness. BURLINGTON, VT: VT Dept of Health reports – As rivers and floodwaters from last week’s storms begin to recede, state health and public safety officials want Vermonters to take care to avoid illness and injury during damage assessment and cleanup. Road washouts and downed power lines are still a concern. Please respect road closures and detours, and…
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VERMONT CATASTROPHIC DISASTER EXERCISE

VT STRONG news - Office of the Governor reports Montpelier, Vt. - Nearly 500 emergency responders and officials from local, state and partner agencies will test their disaster recovery skills during Vermont’s fourth Catastrophic Exercise (CAT 4) from October 23-25. The exercise simulates the aftermath of a statewide catastrophic disaster and tests the ability to restore critical infrastructure. CAT 4 will involve 19 cities and towns…
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Vermont Air National Guard F-35 Flys

Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, and Lt. Col. Anthony Marek, a pilot and commander of the 134th FS, land the first two F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 158th FW at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., Sept. 19, 2019. The 158th FW is the first Air National…
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Vermont Air National Guard Receives F-35 Lightning II

Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, speaks about the 158th Fighter Wing receiving the F-35 Lightning II, the first two being flown in by Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, and Lt. Col. Anthony Marek, a pilot and commander of the 134th FS, at the Vermont Air National Guard…
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Vermont Joins Antitrust Investigation of Google Racketeers

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: Office of the AG Ryan Kriger reports Attorney General Donovan today announced joining 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. ATLANTIC STRONG news – Wiki reports – The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express)…
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Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger

Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2019 US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish the magnitude of the loss…
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Stronger Funded Infrastructure – Flood Racks Stopping Ice Breakups

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: VT Emergency Management reports Since Irene, Vermont has rebuilt #VTStronger: Barre removed five flood-prone structures along Gunners Brook, in their place flood racks proved their worth last winter by catching ice breakup and stopping it from impacting downstream infrastructure.
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Longer and Stronger Elevated Over Flood Plain

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: VT Emergency Management reports - The town of Cambridge replaced a recreation bridge last year that had been in the 100-year flood plain and had to be repaired several times. The new bridge is longer and elevated out of the flood plain, thus avoiding repetitive damage.
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8th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene landing on Vermont

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Vermont Emergency Management reports When you think back 8 years to Tropical Storm Irene, please keep the families of those who died during and after the storm in your thoughts. It was one of the most tragic times in recent memory in Vermont #VTStronger VT STRONG news - Ludlow, VT: Kevin Davis of Ludlow, Vermont was killed in a…
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Center for Global Resilience and Security Resilient VT’s second conference a success, plans for 2021 begin

VT STRONG NEWS - Norwich, VT: Norwich University Daphne Larkin reports - NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Resilient Vermont Network, coordinated by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security, hosted the 2019 Resilient Vermont Conference at Norwich University on June 7-8, funded by a $9,000 grant from the High Meadows Fund. Approximately 200 people – 150 on Friday and 50 on Saturday – helped to advance…
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VT STRONG – Long Trail Jay Lost Hikers found by State Police and North Troy Fire Co’s intimate knowledge of wooded area

Derby, VT: VSP Derby Sgt. Andrew Jensen reports  Lost hikers. INCIDENT LOCATION: Long Trail in North Troy / Jay area. Grover Boutin called the Derby based Vermont State Police to report (5) five overdue hikers that were due to meet him at a Long Trail crossing off of VT RT 105 in Richford, VT at approximately 1600 hours. Grover Boutin advised he checked in with the…
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‘Vermont Stronger’ Norwich U Leads the Charge on Vermont Resilience 2019

VT STRONG NEWS - NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS reports May 24, 2019. Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security hosts Resilient Vermont Network’s Second Conference, Supported by the High Meadows Fund. NORTHFIELD, ;– The Resilient Vermont Network, coordinated by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS), will host the 2019 Resilient Vermont Conference at Norwich University, on June 7-8, funded…
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Vermont Joins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals, 19 Other Generic Drug Manufacturers, 15 Individuals

VT STRONG NEWS - Montpellier, VT: Office of the Attorney General reports - Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Fix Prices on 100+ Different Generic Drugs. Attorney General Donovan joined 43 states in in filing suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for…
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VT STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season,…
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