Vermont Flood/Ice Jam Seminars in February

11 January 2019

Vermont Emergency Management and its partners will host Vermont’s annual Spring Flooding/Ice Jam Seminars throughout February.  These gatherings are an opportunity for emergency managers and community leaders to hear the latest forecast for spring flooding, learn more about emergency response assistance available from state agencies, emergency planning, disaster recovery, hazard mitigation opportunities, and other topics.

All are welcome to attend the seminars, and are geared towards local Emergency Management Directors, community leaders who may one day be involved in a disaster response or recovery, including seeking federal disaster assistance.

All spring flooding seminars will be from 10am – 12pm at the following locations:

Waterbury – Friday, February 8: Vermont Department of Public Safety, State Emergency Operations Center, 45 State Drive, Waterbury, VT (photo ID required for building access).

Lyndonville – Tuesday, February 12: Lyndon Public Safety Building, 316 Main Street, Lyndonville, VT.

Swanton – Thursday February 14: Swanton Town Office, 1 Academy Street, Swanton, VT.

White River Junction – Tuesday, February 19: Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT.

Manchester Center – Thursday, February 21: Park House, 340 Recreation Park Road, Manchester Center, VT.

Agenda:

National Weather Service:  Winter Overview, Spring Outlook, Flooding Triggers

Vermont Emergency Management: local emergency management guidance for before, during, and after a storm

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources: who to call and what permits are needed when working in streams

Division of Fire Safety: post-event inspection assistance

Vermont Agency of Transportation: VTrans’ role during response, emergency highway funds

Regional Planning Commission: Information flow during response and recovery

Group discussion:  stories from past storms, Lessons Learned

 

For more information, please contact Ben Rose at ben.rose@vermont.gov or Kim Canarecci at kim.canarecci@vermont.gov.  Or call them at 800-347-0488.

Contact Information

Headquarters
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8721
(888) 545-7598 (TTY)

Information and Public Records Requests
mark.bosma@vermont.gov

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