BURLINGTON, Vt., July 10 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement on the extreme flooding hitting Vermont.
“In the midst of the terrible flooding we are seeing, I want to thank all the emergency crews who have been working tirelessly to protect the lives and property of Vermonters during this very difficult time. I also want to thank the federal crews who are on their way from around our region and as far away as North Carolina.
“We continue to see dangerous and life-threatening rain and flooding across sections of our state, causing significant damage to homes, public buildings, dams, and roads. It is imperative that Vermonters stay safe as the flash flood risk continues through today and a flood watch remains in effect until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Vermonters should monitor media reports, follow instructions from Vermont Emergency Management, never attempt to walk or drive through flood waters, and familiarize yourself with your best flood evacuation routes.
“Today, and in the coming weeks and months, my office will be working hard with state and federal agencies to make sure that Vermont gets all the support it will need from the federal government.”