In early July, flash floods occurred all across Vermont. Thankfully, Springfield was left mostly untouched. However, our neighboring towns did not fair as well. See below for different resources for anyone affected by these floods.
Please call 211 or visit Vermont 211. It is very important that all impacts are reported on this page because this is data that FEMA determines what resources our state receives.
FIGURING OUT FEMA
Residential Vermonters can begin applying for financial help through FEMA for flood recovery. People have 30 days to apply for assistance for housing repair, rental assistance, and personal property loss. Residents and business owners can call 1-800-621-3362 or visit disasterassistance.gov to start the process. Download the Figuring Out FEMA guide by clicking the button below to assist you through the process:
PROTECT AGAINST CONTRACTOR FRAUD
To protect against fraud and obtain quality service at a fair price, homeowners must perform their due diligence when seeking and working with contractors. If your house was damaged by a natural disaster and you seek a reputable contractor to help with repairs and restoration, download the Protect Against Contractor Fraud guide by clicking the button below.
Post-Disaster Insurance Guide
If you experienced damage from the flood, you should contact your insurance company right away to file a claim. Download the Basic Insurance Guide document:
The Agency of Agriculture has compiled response & recovery information and resources in recognition of the ongoing State of Emergency. They recognize that many of you are still in places that are unsafe or unstable. Please prioritize your health & safety first.
The Agency of Commerce and Community Development is working closely with federal partners the US Small Business Administration and the Vermont Small Business Development Corporation (VtSBDC), as well as state regional development corporations, to communicate guidance as federal disaster loans become available. For the latest information on major disaster declarations and their impact on aid for affected businesses, please subscribe to ACCD Severe Storm Recovery Newsletter. In addition, small businesses can refer VtSBDC Disaster Guide as they begin the clean-up and recovery process
Vermont Department of Labor
Unemployment for Vermonters During Natural Disasters With the recent storms that caused flooding through much of Vermont, we know many workers and businesses have been impacted. Any worker who has been laid off or is unable to travel to their workplace due to the recent floods is likely eligible for unemployment insurance. To file an initial claim, individuals should call the unemployment insurance claims line at 877-214-3330.
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