Tropical Storm Irene

"This is a devastating moment for Vermont," said Sen. Bernie Sanders from his office in Burlington, Vt., before traveling to Waterbury and other areas of the state devastated by the severe flooding. "Our thoughts go out to the people around the state dealing with this disaster that has caused loss of life and tens of millions of dollars in severe property damage. I want to take this opportunity to applaud the emergency rescue teams and all those who are aiding the victims of the floods for the outstanding work they are doing. I and the Vermont delegation will work as hard as we can with Gov. Shumlin to make certain Vermont receives all of the help it needs and deserves from the federal government."  President Obama signed a declaration of emergency Monday for Vermont.

Update from the Governor's Office: All isolated communities now have access

Update: Vermont Emergency Operations Center

Update: VTrans Enhances Public Information Through Google Maps

Update: Windham & Windsor Housing Trust Hurricane Resource Information

Learn About the Potential Federal Aid Programs for Disaster Recovery

Information and Resources for Emergency Situations:

To report damage and to get information about resources you can call 2-1-1 from anywhere in Vermont. To learn more about 2-1-1, click here

To see what roads are closed in Vermont go to

For the latest information and resources on what to do if you are facing flooding or other emergencies contact Vermont Emergency Management at 

For regular updates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), read FEMA's blog,

Farmers should keep track of damages and contact their local Farm Services Agency office or the main office at (802) 658-2803.

To volunteer: contact the Vermont Red Cross at 802-660-9130.

For information on how to prepare your family for an emergency, click here