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Mad River Community Fund

The Central Vermont community has come together to mourn the loss of five vibrant young lives. In an effort to help our five families in a meaningful way, many are asking “What Can We Do?” This morning, the Mad River Community Fund met and agreed to make an initial donation to each family from the Community Fund regular endowment to cover immediate needs. The Community Fund has also set…
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Historic Occurrences

HARWOOD CELEBRATES LIVES OF FIVE STUDENTS KILLED IN CRASH

via VTDIGGER .org media - Hundreds of students and residents from the Mad River Valley gathered in the school gym Monday night for a celebration of the life of the five teens killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 89 earlier this month. In the two weeks since the crash, the school has been flooded by waves of support from throughout Vermont. Donations of comfort…
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I-89 Crash Kills 5 Teens

via WCAX   WILLISTON, Vt. - One of the first people on the scene was an Uber driver from Waterbury. He came up on the first crash and he told Channel 3 News that he tried to help even before an officer arrived. The photos from Paul Swann don't nearly tell the story of what he lived through early Sunday morning on Interstate 89. "There was debris everywhere they…
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Carbon Monoxide Detection

If your carbon monoxide detector goes off - Go outside and call 9-1-1. What is carbon monoxide (CO)? What are possible sources of carbon monoxide in the home? What are the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning? What are the health effects? Are there ways to lessen the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning? Can carbon monoxide be detected? Where should a carbon monoxide detector…
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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

Is Vermont Ready For Another Tropical Storm Irene?

via By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN VPR It's been five years since Tropical Storm Irene dumped its record rainfall over Vermont. The state has come a long way in both recovering from that big storm and preparing for the next one, but there's still work to be done across the state. One of the most important steps in making sure properties are not impacted by another storm is removing structures…
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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

Disaster Recovery Blooms

Halifax, Vermont:  – via VTdigger .com by  MIKE FAHER. Christina Moore’s resume doesn’t lack for variety: She’s spent time on a research boat in Alaska, worked on communications networks in Iraq and assisted with Hurricane Sandy recovery in New York. But two common threads — technological expertise and emergency response — run through the Halifax resident’s life and career. The devastating floods of Tropical Storm…
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5 years After Irene’s Floods

via vtdigger .com by ELIZABETH HEWITT On Aug. 27, 2011, Gov. Peter Shumlin declared a state of emergency. “We are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. We have every reason to prepare for the worst,” Shumlin told the press that Saturday. Hurricane Irene was bearing down on the Northeast, prompting weather warnings and public transit closures throughout the region. He urged Vermonters to…
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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

First ZIKA virus infected baby born in the USA. New Jersey. If you live in a state or area with the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus and you are concerned about Zika, learn how to build your own Zika Prevention Kit. Your kit should include items that will reduce your risk of getting Zika. Reducing the risk for Zika is particularly important for pregnant…
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Middle East Refugees to Relocate to Rutland. Voters Get No Chance to Vote

Rutland, VT: 2016. Voters in Rutland will not get the chance to weigh in on whether to bring in 100 Syrian Refugees. A 6-4 vote by members of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen fell one short of the seven needed to put it on the ballot. There will be no public vote.
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