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August 15, 2019

Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) will be hosting a 1-day Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Development Training at the SEOC in Waterbury (45 State Drive, Second Floor) on Friday, September 13, 8am-4:30pm, led by Vermont’s new mitigation plan reviewer at FEMA, Jay Neiderbach, along with Melissa Surette, the Senior Planner in Mitigation at FEMA Region I.

July 9, 2019

Vermont Emergency Management will be a hosting a 1-day FEMA benefit-cost analysis (BCA) Training at the State Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury on Tuesday, August 20th. We invite anyone who is interested in developing BCAs for hazard mitigation projects to attend the training. I will send meeting materials and an agenda in the coming weeks, but wanted to get this on your calendars as soon as possible.

June 12, 2019

Community Planning for Disaster Recovery AWR-356

April 8, 2019

2019 Vermont Rivers & Roads Training Program Schedule

Tier 1 Online River and Roads Slide Show:

March 29, 2019

We are happy to announce that we have scheduled an upcoming Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam in Vermont this spring. The exam will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 10am – 1pm at the Agency of Natural Resource’s Annex building (located at 190 Junction Road in Berlin, VT).

March 6, 2019

FEMA Region 1 issued the following letter on 3/5/19 to community offiicals in the Lamoille River Watershed announcing community Discovery Meetings to prioritize studies for updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

March 26, 2019   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Johnson Town Hall
293 Lower Main Street West, Johnson

February 5, 2019

Updated flood hazard mapping is underway in the Lamoille River Watershed.

Community offiicials have been asked to contribute information regarding flood risk and mapping priorities. 

Two Discovery Meetings have been scheduled for community offiicals at the end of March:

January 17, 2019

The River Corridor and Floodplain Protection Program is pleased to announce the availability of draft enhancements to the Statewide River Corridor Map.

January 9, 2019

Updated flood hazard mapping is underway in the Deerfield River Watershed of southern Vermont and adjacent Massachusetts. 

Community offiicials have been asked to contribute information regarding flood risk and mapping priorities. 

The two meetings are scheduled for:

  • Tues January 22, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Wilmington Town Hall 2 East Main Street Wilmington, VT

January 9, 2019

New article in the Natural Hazards Mitigation Newsletter:

 

Vermont – Avoiding the Vicious Cycle

By Mike Kline, Vermont Rivers Program Manager and

Ned Swanberg, Regional Floodplain Manager

 

Vermont is making substantial progress to reduce damages from its de-stabilized rivers. This is a major change

from the 1970s when the state began addressing riverine hazards through the lens of flood insurance. Today there

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