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Vermont Severe Flooding Situation Report #1

Highlights:

· The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a Flood Warning for the Lamoille River at Jeffersonville. Major flooding is forecasted to continue:

o Saturated soil and elevated river levels from recent rainfall and river flooding will persist into Tuesday.

o The NWS Burlington Field Office has published the final rainfall totals from this historic two-day rainstorm. The greatest storm total was 9.2 inches with many areas receiving 6-9 inches along and just east of the Green Mountains.

· There is the possibility of at least one fatality.

· Vermont has opened at least 18 shelters with 179 occupants as of this morning.

· A total of 1,138 customers are without power.

· There are between 25 to 30 roads closed Statewide.

· Amtrak has suspended service between New York City and Burlington.

· The Ludlow Wastewater Plant is currently underwater. The plant’s staff had to be rescued.

· Search and Rescue Operations:

o At least 11 search and rescue teams have been deployed.

o Two type three Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Forces were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the State’s request.

o One USAR Incident Support Team was deployed to support the USAR task forces.

· State Operations:

o The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was relocated to Barre, VT on July 10th and resumed operations today.

o The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) has been activated to support the response operations. A EMAC A-Team has been activated to support mission requests from Vermont.

· Federal Operations:

o The FEMA Region 1 Response Coordination Center is partially activated.

o A FEMA Liaison Officer has been deployed to the State EOC.

o The Region 1 Incident Management Assistance Team has been deployed to Waterbury, VT.

o A Mobile Emergency Response System has been deployed.

o A Federal Emergency Declaration was approved on July 10th. It will provide Public Assistance grants for 14 counties.


Sources:

· FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, July 11th

· FEMA Region 1 Twitter Page

· NWS Burlington Twitter Page

· Vermont Emergency Management Twitter Page

· National Emergency Management Association Twitter Page



Resources


National Weather Service, Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service


Vermont Power Outage Resource


Vermont Language Justice Project, Flood Safety Tips Videos


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