New Emergency Response Tool for Water Utilities from EPA

U.S. EPA has launched the Water Utility Response On-The-Go mobile website, an innovative tool that consolidates, and makes accessible from the field, information and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency. The site allows users to: identify and contact emergency response partners; monitor local and national severe weather; review and complete incident-specific checklists; and populate, save, and email both generic damage assessment forms and FEMA incident command system forms.

May 1 Deadline: ALL VERMONT COMMUNITIES ELIGIBLE FOR HAZARD MITIGATION FUNDS

February disaster declaration adds to available funds

WATERBURY, VT – Money is available for Vermont communities for the purpose of mitigating the effects of future disasters on public infrastructure and some private property. Communities, tribal organizations, and private non-profit organizations may still apply for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds following the most recent federal disaster declaration and previous disasters.

New Videos Help Communities Prepare for Flooding

Greenfield, MA— The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and the State of Vermont have released six new videos to help communities prepare for flooding. Experts speak about and highlight examples of why rivers move and erode in the first place, how to build better culverts and stream crossings, how to stabilize streambanks more naturally, and how to use mitigation funding. The videos are posted on the new Flood Ready Vermont website:  www.floodready.vermont.gov.

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