Public schools in Vermont will soon be better prepared for emergency situations as a result of a new 911 testing project. Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott says it was brought to his attention that when 911 was called from schools, the 911 operators weren't able to tell where the phone call was coming from.
A problem the state is hoping to fix.
The Vermont Emergency Management Department is in the process of revamping the 'State Hazard Mitigation Plan.' It's required by FEMA- and spells out policies and actions that should be implemented to reduce future risk and losses because of severe weather. FEMA requires the plan to be updated every three years.