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Vermont Severe Flooding Situation Report #3

Highlights:

· Scattered minor to isolated moderate river flooding continues to recede across portions of the Northeast.

· All Search and rescue operations have been completed in the affected areas.

· There is one confirmed fatality.

· The American Red Cross reports that four shelters remain open with a population of 62 people.

· Four long term care facilities were impacted; however, all residents have been returned or have been relocated to nearby facilities.

· Infrastructure Updates:

o A total of 575 customers remains without power throughout the State.

o The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is monitoring the status of 18 dams.

o Potable Water Update:

ü 37,000 people remain under water restrictions throughout the State:

Ø 11 towns are under a Boil Water Advisory.

Ø One town remains under a Do Not Drink Order.

ü The State is providing free water testing kits to residents in the affected areas.

o Wastewater Systems:

ü Three systems are offline which affects 8,000 people.

ü 13 systems are partially operational.

ü The State is identifying whether temporary wastewater plants will be needed.

o Road Status:

ü 19 roads remain closed.

ü Nine roads have restricted access or lane closures.

ü The Vermont Agency of Transportation continues to work on reopening roadways in affected areas.

· There have been 28 reported hazardous material spills.

· The State is opening Multi-Agency Resource Centers in Barre and Ludlow to help survivors navigate the recovery process.

· Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Update:

o An expedited Major Disaster Declaration Request was approved on July 13th.

o The FEMA Region 3 Incident Management Assistance Team has been deployed.

o FEMA has 52,000 meals staged in Holliston, MA with additional meals on order.

o FEMA is also fulfilling a state request for 23,328 bottles of water per day for three days using bottled water in stock.


Sources:

· FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, July 14

· FEMA Region 1 Twitter Page

· Vermont Emergency Management Twitter Page

· Vermont Power Outage Resource

· Red Cross of Northern New England Twitter Page



Resources


NASA, Vermont Flooding Website



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