Vermont Delegation asks Obama for additional flood disaster assistance

Vermont's congressional delegation on Tuesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama supporting the addition of Washington and Caledonia Counties to Vermont's federal disaster declaration request.

The additional request was made by Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday in response to damage caused by severe storms, which occurred after the initial disaster declaration request was sent on May 27th. Following that initial request, the delegation wrote a similar letter to the president.

"Considering that this series of disasters has been affecting Vermont continuously for nearly two months, it is very important that the amended request is approved in a timely manner, as well as the request submitted on May 27th, as our need for assistance grows with each passing day," Vermont's congressional delegation wrote.flood