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

October 12, 2018

About the Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

September 11, 2018

When Governments Cooperate


A day of Workshops for Vermont's Local Officials

Now with 4 dates and multiple format options

September 10, 2018

FEMA Region 1 has recently initiated the early stages of flood map updates in Vermont. 

August 31, 2018

Six communities in Vermont participate in the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) and together save $76,142 per year on flood insurance premiums.

August 27, 2018

There are three new open application periods for hazard mitigation/flood resilience projects through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs.

June 13, 2018 is now fully available for administrative officers (AO) of municipal flood hazard and river corridor bylaws.  The site features tools and case studies for AOs, members of Development Review Boards and other community officials.  The new site complements with its focus on community planning for flood resilience, and the technical materials

April 10, 2018

The Vermont  Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking your feedback on new draft Flood Training Modules.

March 19, 2018

The Department of Environmental Conservation, River Corridor and Floodplain Protection Program (DEC) is pleased to release updated model flood hazard bylaws to assist municipalities in the development of their flood hazard regulations.  


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