FEMA holds final disaster relief briefing in Waterbury

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WATERBURY, Vt. – The final FEMA disaster relief briefing was held in Waterbury today.

FEMA has been holding the briefings to offer federal reimbursement of 75% of damage costs.

Today’s briefing was for the 6 counties affected by the April 15th flooding, those counties being Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor.

During the briefing FEMA went over the application process for communities to be reimbursed.

The application process requires many documents, so FEMA suggests keeping record of community conditions at all times to make the reimbursement process smoother.

“If a big rain event or snowstorm or something comes in, and it becomes big enough that we have a federal disaster, they have all that documentation ready so that it makes the FEMA representatives job easier, and more importantly it gets them the funding quicker,” said Kimberly Canarecci, Vermont State Public Assistance Officer.

Communities affected by the April 15th flood has until July 12th to apply for reimbursement.

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