Tuesday, July 8, 2008

We also wait on FEMA

Ripton and the rest of Addison County are waiting on FEMA to process disaster monies, according to the Addison Independent. Nearly $1 million in damage has been assessed by local officials.
Of the $960,000 in total statewide storm damage, $269,244 is associated with Middlebury; $228,542 is related to Ripton; and $2,500 pertains to Lincoln, according to Peter Coffey, deputy director of operations and logistics with Vermont Emergency Management (VEM). The storm caused major damage to Route 125, the North Branch Road and many of its connectors. Some residents spent weeks unable to get to their homes by vehicle.

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