The phrase, “You can’t get there from here,” turned into a reality with the recent flooding, affecting many towns and cities throughout Vermont and New York. In the Northeast Kingdom, Orleans County and Caledonia County have both been declared as federal disaster areas. Social media posts and news reports have shown how willing Vermonters are to step up and help their neighbors.
During a press conference on July 21, Governor Phil Scott announced that the “I am Vermont Strong” license plates that were first issued in 2012 to raise money for recovery from Tropic Storm Irene will be back with a slightly new design. This time the money raised will be used for flood relief and recovery efforts.
Governor Scott also announced a $20 million state relief grant program for businesses that were physically damaged during the recent flooding.
If your home or business was damaged and you are still in need of assistance, you can find the Vermont Flood Resources Guide online. For those looking to help with the recovery efforts, click here to register to be a volunteer.