FEMA assessing flood damages as Vermont seeks disaster aid

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is on the ground in Bethel and other Vermont locations Wednesday, assessing the damage to public infrastructure from last week’s flooding.

Bethel officials estimate the town suffered $1.1 million dollars of damages. 

Vermont Emergency Management said damages across the state add up to more than $2 million, well above the $1 million threshold for federal disaster aid.

FEMA and state emergency management officials said they will visit locations in six even counties that were damaged by the severe weather, which overwhelmed rivers already swollen with snow melt.

The preliminary damage estimates support a “possible” disaster declation, said Vermont Emergency Management. 

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