Vermont Severe Flooding Situation Report #3
· 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.
· 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
NASA, Vermont Flooding Website