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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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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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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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