Thanks to a generous donation from Union Bank, all donations made to UWLC’s Flood Relief Fund will be matched $1 for $1 up to $25,000.
Start here for the most up-to-date list of resources, including:
- Health insurance
- Reporting damage
- Cleaning up
Register for FEMA Funding before it goes away!
Oct 12th is THE LAST DAY to register for assistance with FEMA. FEMA filing information.
Denied by FEMA? You can and should appeal. How to Appeal fact sheet.
Visit disasterassistance.gov to register online or 1-800-621-3362 to register over the phone.
Visit town websites for town-specific information
Get or give assistance
- Volunteer or get help from volunteers: email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vermont 211 website or call 2-1-1
- United Way of Lamoille County: (802) 888-3252 x1; email@example.com
- State Emergency Operations: 1-800-347-0488
- FEMA LOCATIONS
Where to get items:
Cleaning supplies: JP Promising Goods (Johnson): Tues-Thurs, Sat - 8-10am & 4-6pm or as staffing is available or Capstone (see below)
- Essentials Closet is stocked with taxable items such as cleaning supplies and hygiene products
- Survival Supplies for folks sheltering outside: tents, sleeping bags, tarps and more.
- FEMA registrations
- Are you at risk of homelessness? 802-888-7993; crisis referral form
Well-water testing kits: Vermont Department of Health and Capstone has well-water testing kits. You should test your private well or spring if you were in an area that flooded or if there was pooling around your wellhead. Get kits at:
- Deparrtment of Health Office, 63 Professional Drive, Morrisville
- Capstone, 250 Industrial Park, Morrisville
Financial donation opportunities
United Way Flood Relief Fund - Your donation to UWLC’s Flood Relief Fund is matched $1 for $1 up to $25,000 thanks to Union Bank! With your help, we've raised almost $16,000 so far but we still have $9,000 left to go. Help us get to $25,000 by making a donation today!
For local establishments who were hard hit from the flood:
Money for damages
Your first step should always be to make a FEMA claim. See above. OCTOBER 12TH IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE.
- Hazard Mitigation Funding Programs - Grant funding is available to cover 100% of the project cost for the voluntary purchase of properties (residential, commercial, or vacant parcels) that are at risk from flooding.
- LCPC can help with application: 52 Portland St, Morristown; (802) 888-4548
- Hazard Mitigation Helpline: Help is available to all homeowners, not only those affected by the recent storms.
- 833-336-2487. Listen to the prompts and select #3 for Vermont.
- Expanded Vehicle Incentive Programs: Program participants may bundle different state incentives, for up to $11,000 off the price of a new PEV and up to $10,000 off the price of a used PEV as well as with other local utility rebates and federal tax credits. All programs for income eligible participants
- Damaged mobile home
- Single Family Housing Rural Disaster Home Repair Grants: grants to very-low and low-income homeowners to repair homes.
- Vermont Assoc. of Realtors: repair money for homeowners - expanded parameters as of 8/8
- Artists affected by flooding
- Information for tenants
- All information for businesses
Cleanup and debris removal
- The dump (Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District): information on local debris removal and hours
- Flood Debris Removal
- How to Safely Pump Out Basements
- Cleaning Up After a Flood
- What to know about returning home after a flood
- How to Document Flood Damage
- How to avoid scams during Vermont’s disaster recovery
- Heating fuel tank flood damage: Report any spills of hazardous materials (such as heating oil) that reached the ground or water so the Spills Program can assess the situation and support cleanup.
- 802-828-1138: M-F, 7:45am-4:30pm
- 800-641-5005 24-hr HAZMAT Hotline after hours
- 800-424-8802 if there are any impacts or potential impacts to surface waters
Business/Farm Recovery Resources
Lamoille Economic Development Flood web page: ALL BUSINESS RESOURCES ARE HERE.
- Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP): for businesses and nonprofits with damages from flooding dating from 7/7/23. Applicants must use funds for restoring, reopening, and bringing their employees back to work as soon as possible; first come, first-served
- Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund
- VT Flood Response & Recovery Fund 2023
- SBA Loans
- Vermont Farm Fund
- NOFA-VT's Flood Response Resources for Farmers
- Please report flooding impacts
- USDA Disaster Assistance, (855) 794-3676
- Support for Farmers: Technical, legal or financial assistance, counseling
- VT Agency of Agriculture, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-828-5667
- Nonprofits who have been impacted by flooding: up to $5,000 and funding decisions will get made within 7-10 days.
- Information and resources in other languages available at Vermont Language Justice Project - YouTube
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- Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits
- Five simple steps: DUA process flow
- Tax relief for Flood Victims
- Medical, dental, behavioral health SAME DAY appointments: 802-888-5639
- Health Insurance Options for Vermonters Affected by Flooding
- Need someone to talk to:
- SAMHSA - free counseling a natural disaster like flooding.
- Interpreters available
- Call OR text: 800-985-5990
- Domestic or sexual violence: 802-888-5256
- Substance use: 802-851-8120
- Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont flood resources
- Manufactured Home Resources
- Historic and Cultural Restoration Task Force:
- Report flood damage and for collections guidance, please refer to the Vermont Arts and Culture Disaster and Resiliency Network
- Guidance related to buildings and sites: Division for Historic Preservation’s flood risk webpage
- Crowdsourced statewide resource list
- Towns with water notices.
- Road closures.
- Current safety alerts (Twitter: @VermontAlert)
- Vermont river levels and forecast
- Statewide information (Vermont Emergency Management)
- State mutual aid spreadsheet
- Common legal and benefits issues after a disaster like flooding
Flood Safety Best Practices
- Stay Safe in a Flood: drinking water, returning home or back to business, and water testing kits.
- Floodwater After a Disaster or Emergency | CDC: protect yourself and loved ones from disease/chemicals in the water
- Never drive or walk through floodwaters. Strong currents or unseen washouts can sweep you and your car away.
- Turn off the circuit breaker in your home before you evacuate – if you can do so safely.
- If rising water is approaching, leave.
- If you need to evacuate, do so over high ground. Plan that route as soon as possible.
- If vacating and it is SAFE, flip the circuit breaker
- Practice safe generator use (do not use in an enclosed space)
- If your home floods, have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system before you once again occupy your home.
- If you are in a flood-prone area, or if you believe your home will be flooded, it is advisable to move valuables from your basement in case water enters your home.
- Check your insurance coverage now, and then contact your insurance company if you have damage.
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