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flooding http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/503/all en Brandon community meeting set for April 6 to talk about flooding http://addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-community-meeting-set-april-6-talk-about-flooding <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; The days are getting longer and warmer, the snow is melting and soon we will have April showers &mdash; all signs that spring is on the way. But ice jams, snow melt and showers also raise the level of our streams and rivers. Our thoughts turn to the risk of flooding and the damage that may result.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29359">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-community-meeting-set-april-6-talk-about-flooding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon flooding Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:13:16 +0000 Zach Despart 29359 at http://addisonindependent.com Search continues in Bristol drowning investigation http://addisonindependent.com/201307search-continues-bristol-drowning-investigation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17819">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307search-continues-bristol-drowning-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bartlett Falls bristol drowning flooding July 4 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:31:33 +0000 John Flowers 17819 at http://addisonindependent.com East Middlebury residents critical of proposed flood zone http://addisonindependent.com/201208east-middlebury-residents-critical-proposed-flood-zone <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard is seeking some changes in a proposed zoning designation for an area along the Middlebury River following an outcry from East Middlebury residents who contend the new zone will limit development and hurt their property values.</p> <p> The planning commission began working on the proposed zoning amendments in 2010, following a Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) review by the town&rsquo;s administration of its flood hazard area regulations under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13057">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208east-middlebury-residents-critical-proposed-flood-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury Middlebury Featured flooding Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:10:23 +0000 John Flowers 13057 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol tallies up cost of flood repairs http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-tallies-cost-flood-repairs <p> BRISTOL &mdash; When Tropical Storm Irene slammed Vermont &nbsp;a year ago, Bristol wasn&rsquo;t as badly marred as some Vermont towns. But large sections of several major roads were wiped out, construction projects were taken back to phase one and several old structures were destroyed.</p> <p> One year later, Bristol Administrator Bill Bryant said the town&rsquo;s infrastructure and finances are in good shape. He credited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), among others, for aiding in the recovery.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13006">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-tallies-cost-flood-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol flooding infrastructure Irene repairs Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:08:20 +0000 Andrew Stein 13006 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon works on new flood control rules http://addisonindependent.com/201208brandon-works-new-flood-control-rules <p> BRANDON &mdash; Three months after Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont had set a new standard for the rest of the country as crews worked to repair and replace roads and bridges in record time. To the credit of state and local officials, critical flood plain development policies and regulations were coming to the fore with the epic flooding as an eerie exclamation point.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13005">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208brandon-works-new-flood-control-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon Branodn flooding Irene repairs rules Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:59:49 +0000 John Flowers 13005 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury starts new era in co-existence with river http://addisonindependent.com/201208middlebury-starts-new-era-co-existence-river <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Like many of the state&rsquo;s waterways right now, the Middlebury River has slowed to a virtual trickle in some spots amid what has been a hot, dry summer by Vermont standards.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13003">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208middlebury-starts-new-era-co-existence-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury flooding Irene Middlebury River recovery Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:56:12 +0000 John Flowers 13003 at http://addisonindependent.com East Middlebury struggles to find funds for flood mitigation http://addisonindependent.com/201203east-middlebury-struggles-find-funds-flood-mitigation <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; On Thursday night, members of the Middlebury River task force &mdash; comprised of citizens, scientists and local officials &mdash; spoke with more than 50 people in East Middlebury about the contentious future of the river that flooded the village during Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11258">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203east-middlebury-struggles-find-funds-flood-mitigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury Featured flooding Irene mitigation Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:58:08 +0000 Andrew Stein 11258 at http://addisonindependent.com White River work spurs scrutiny http://addisonindependent.com/201112white-river-work-spurs-scrutiny <p class="Bodycopy"> GRANVILLE/HANCOCK &mdash; In the days and weeks after Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont in late August, it wasn&rsquo;t uncommon to see excavators in rivers across the state, clearing culverts and rebuilding riverbanks.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The White River in Granville and Hancock was no exception.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10159">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112white-river-work-spurs-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Granville flooding Irene recovery river work Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:06 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10159 at http://addisonindependent.com Irene repairs offer chance to really fix infrastructure http://addisonindependent.com/201112irene-repairs-offer-chance-really-fix-infrastructure <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As Tim Bouton, emergency response planner for the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, made his local rounds after Tropical Storm Irene, he urged towns to drastically rethink their roads, public buildings and other infrastructure and get them out of the flood plain.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10086">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112irene-repairs-offer-chance-really-fix-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACRPC flooding Irene recovery Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:00:04 +0000 Andrew Stein 10086 at http://addisonindependent.com FEMA doles out $360K to county residents http://addisonindependent.com/201111fema-doles-out-360k-county-residents <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Tropical Storm Irene is long gone, but on Tuesday individuals and towns were rushing to meet the deadline to register for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9932">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201111fema-doles-out-360k-county-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County aid FEMA flooding Irene recovery Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:16:09 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9932 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury seeks river security http://addisonindependent.com/201111middlebury-seeks-river-security <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9823" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201111middlebury-seeks-river-security"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/amysheldon6074.thumbnail.jpg" alt="amysheldon6074.jpg" title="amysheldon6074.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EAST MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT and river scientist Amy Sheldon has conducted a series of studies of the Middlebury River and will likely have a voice in how to move forward in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene damage and subsequent man-made riverbed changes. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The village of East Middlebury was evacuated, basements were swamped, bridge abutments were exposed and the critical floodwall below Grist Mill Bridge was compromised in the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene rains on Aug. 28. Fortunately, East Middlebury didn&rsquo;t suffer the kind of crippling blow from Irene that Rochester, Hancock, Granville and many other towns got.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> But what if it had?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9819">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201111middlebury-seeks-river-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury flooding Irene Middlebury River river work Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:09:04 +0000 Andrew Stein 9819 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury getting conflicting river advice http://addisonindependent.com/201110midd-getting-conflicting-river-advice <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; As Middlebury officials look to protect East Middlebury from future flooding, they told a crowd of local residents last Thursday that they&rsquo;re caught between outside regulators, feeling abandoned by the state and blocked by the feds.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9739">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110midd-getting-conflicting-river-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury flooding Irene natural resources recovery repairs river Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:00:05 +0000 Andrew Stein 9739 at http://addisonindependent.com FEMA deadline Nov. 15 http://addisonindependent.com/201110fema-deadline-nov-15 <p class="Bodycopy"> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Social service agencies are alerting area residents that there is still time to apply for federal assistance if they were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. And they say those who are unsure if they qualify for financial assistance should file now and let the agencies decide later if aid is forthcoming.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s possible that insurance will not cover the damage,&rdquo; said Beth Diamond, regional resource specialist with Vermont 2-1-1, a project of the Vermont United Ways. &ldquo;Renters should still file.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9734">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110fema-deadline-nov-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County FEMA flooding Irene recovery Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Christian Woodard 9734 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock, Granville still struggle to reopen flood-damaged roads http://addisonindependent.com/201110hancock-granville-still-struggle-reopen-flood-damaged-roads <p> HANCOCK/GRANVILLE &mdash; More than a dozen people crammed into Hancock&rsquo;s town office on Oct. 18 to urge the selectboard to take steps to open the still-closed Upper Churchville Road.</p> <p> Nearly two months after Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont, Granville and Hancock &mdash; the two Addison County towns hit hardest by the storm &mdash; are still finding it impossible to restore traffic on all town roads before the snow flies.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9649">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110hancock-granville-still-struggle-reopen-flood-damaged-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Granville Hancock flooding Irene recovery roads transportation Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:00:04 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9649 at http://addisonindependent.com Lawmakers tallying up Irene clean-up costs http://addisonindependent.com/201110lawmakers-tallying-irene-clean-costs <p> VERMONT &mdash; At a joint meeting of the Vermont Senate and House Transportation Committees on Transportation in Montpelier last Wednesday, one thing was clear: The state&rsquo;s coffers stand to take a major hit following Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9583">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110lawmakers-tallying-irene-clean-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont flooding Irene legislature transportation Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:00:07 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9583 at http://addisonindependent.com