How will post-disaster funding for communities change in October?
What does your community need to do?
Is you community planning in order to avoid flood damage?
Visit the new Flood Ready Vermont website www.floodready.vermont.gov to find out.
Flood Ready Vermont has the tools and data your community needs to:
- Get up to speed on the Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund (ERAF);
- Identify flood hazards and take action to minimize future damage;
- Update your community plans; and,
- Find out what communities are doing to get flood ready
Use the Flood Ready Atlas to help you identify what is working to keep your community flood resilient and where structures are at risk. Community Reports quickly compile useful information for your municipal and hazard mitigation plans.
Flood Ready Vermont www.floodready.vermont.gov is a place where community leaders can share information and ideas to make our communities more flood resilient.
Funding for the design of the website was provided by the High Meadows Fund, promoting vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont; and through a Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant.
Early partners to inspire and help launch the site include the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), as ably represented by David Deen, Upper Valley River Steward for CRWC; Angela Mrozinski, Outreach Director for CRWC; Ron Rhodes, North Country River Steward for CRWC; and Anthony Iarrapino, Senior Attorney for CLF.
The website development and design team was led by Daniel Shearer, Tamarack Media Cooperative, and Beka Mandell, Webskillet Cooperative.
Let us know what you think and tell your story about working for flood resilience!