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Trump Declares Disaster in 6 Vermont Counties

The disaster declaration allows municipalities to receive 75% federal reimbursement for storm response and recovery

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    Trump Declares Major Disaster Area in Vermont

    The declaration comes after several counties in Vermont experienced flash flooding in April. (Published Saturday, June 15, 2019)

    President Donald Trump has made a disaster declaration for Vermont's Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor counties for flooding in April.

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says a preliminary assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified more than $2 million in eligible public infrastructure damage, more than double the minimum for a disaster declaration.

    Heavy rains and snowmelt caused flooding that led to road closures, some evacuations and a rescue from a flooded parking lot.

    The disaster declaration allows municipalities to receive 75% federal reimbursement for storm response and recovery.

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    Scott said the federal assistance will help municipalities rebuild roads and other infrastructure without experiencing a "long-term financial strain.''

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