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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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COTTON BROOK ROAD REOPENS AFTER LANDSLIDE CLOSURE

VT STRONG news - Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources Walter Opuszynski, Field Recreation Specialist reports - Waterbury – Four months after a major landslide significantly impacted access to a popular recreation area in Mount Mansfield State Forest, Cotton Brook Road in Waterbury has been reopened. While initial assessments of the landslide area have determined that the road can be…
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Climate Progress – Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington Electric Department Release Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Over a Dozen New Initiatives

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: Office of the Mayor reports Roadmap details a path to reach one of the most ambitious local climate goals in the country; Mayor urges all Burlingtonians to join the effort Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by Burlington Electric Department (BED) General Manager Darren Springer, City Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green, and other stakeholders, today publicly released the City’s Net…
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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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Industrial Water Disaster – Mass Bottled Water Pulled from VT Shelves for Exceeding Safe Toxic Levels

Haverhill, Massachusetts Spring Hill Dairy provides bottled water under store-brand labels at Shaw’s, Cumberland Farms, CVS (Ice Canyon), Best Yet, 365, IGA, HyTop and Food Club. VT STRONG news - VT Digger Elizabeth Gribkoff reports - State officials announced Thursday that multiple brands of generic bottled water sold in-state have PFAS levels more than five times above Vermont’s new standard. Share More:
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LANDSLIDE CLOSES ROAD AND TRAIL IN WATERBURY

VT Agency of Natural Resources reports Waterbury, Vt. – Following a significant landslide on Friday, May 31 a portion of the Cotton Brook Road and the entirety of the Fosters Trail in Mt. Mansfield State Forest in Waterbury have been closed until further notice. “We are currently assessing the situation to ascertain the extent of damage and whether conditions have stabilized,” said Department of Forests, Parks and…
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VT STRONG NEWS – Jay Peak receiver fires CEO Bill Stenger following arraignment on charges pertaining to EB-5 fraud

Watch News Video from VTdigger news. View more from VTdigger JAY PEAK RECEIVERSHIP By Michael I. Goldberg as the court-appointed receiver for: Jay Peak, Inc.,Q Resorts, Inc.,Jay Peak Hotel Suites ,Jay Peak Hotel Suites Phase II ,Jay Peak Management, Inc.,Jay Peak Penthouse Suites ,Jay Peak GP Services, Inc.,Jay Peak Golf and Mountain Suites ,Jay Peak GP Services Golf, Inc.,Jay Peak Lodge and Townhouses ,Jay Peak…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

  ATLANTIC STRONG - Sept. 21 1938 - 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. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island…
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BRAT Volunteers Supporting Clean Water

White River Junction, VT: Since 2014, the Black River Action Team has conducted weekly sampling at several area swimming holes all summer long. BRAT volunteers are trained to collect their samples carefully, following protocols set forth by the State of Vermont and Endyne Labs (a nationally-accredited facility in Lebanon NH). Endyne tests the samples for fecal coliform, which are present in the gut of all…
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Vermont Historic Preservation Watch Status

Upper Valley, VT: Royalton, Sharon, Strafford, and Tunbridge, VT have been listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Inc. Most Endangered Historic Places Watch List. The charming villages are surrounded by farms and forests in four historic towns. They would be permanently altered by a development proposal calling for construction of a new planned community in this rural part of Vermont.
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Agency of Natural Resources to Launch New Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program

Vermont Submits Plan to VW Trustee to Enable Flow of Funds to Vermont In a strategic move to improve air quality and decrease transportation sector emissions, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), in partnership with an interagency working group, today released the plan for how the state will use the funds received from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The plan includes a strong focus…
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Vermont is at considerable risk to the threat of a radiological or nuclear device being transported through, or utilized, within the State

VT STRONG - PREVENTATIVE RADIOLOGICAL/NUCLEAR DETECTION PROGRAM Waterbury, Vermont: The State of Vermont has several initiatives to build and sustain preparedness to prepare for, prevent, protect, respond to, recover from and mitigate all actual or potential threats and hazards.  One of the initiatives by the State is to engage local, state, and federal agencies that operate in Vermont to address the risk posed by the…
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Vermont’s Free Ice Fishing Day

Vermont's fifth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is set for Saturday, January 27, and will be celebrated by a fun-filled ice fishing festival in Castleton. Vermont's Free Ice Fishing Day, which takes place each year on the last Saturday in January, enables both residents and non-residents to go ice fishing on any legal waterbody in Vermont for the day without a license. "Free ice fishing…
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