Orleans County added to FEMA assistance list following severe weather events

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NEWPORT — Orleans County is now eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance in the wake of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that have been impacting Vermont since July 7, 2023.

Residents of Orleans County who have suffered damage to their homes or personal property can now apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

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Available assistance may encompass grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to compensate for uninsured property losses, and other programs designed to aid individuals and business owners in their recovery from the disaster.

Orleans County joins the eight Vermont counties previously designated for Individual Assistance, including Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor.

Additional counties may also receive eligibility in the future based on the state’s request and the results of ongoing damage assessments.

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To apply for assistance, individuals may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., visit DisasterAssistance.gov, or download the FEMA App. Those using relay services such as video relay service (VRS) or captioned telephone service should provide FEMA with their service number when applying.

For the latest information, individuals can visit fema.gov/disaster/4720 or follow the FEMA Region 1 account on Twitter and Facebook. Updates on Vermont’s response and recovery can be found by following the Vermont Emergency Management Agency on Twitter and Facebook.

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