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Tropical Storm Irene Recovery Resources

Governor Shumlin and state agencies across Vermont are working on our Green Mountain State's recovery from Tropical Storm Irene’s tremendous impact to individuals, businesses and communities. Road crews are making progress on opening state and local roads, supplies are being delivered to many towns in need, and preliminary damage assessments are being coordinated for the coming days.

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has compiled information to help answer questions and direct concerned Vermonters to knowledgeable resources.

Tropical Storm Irene Flood Assessment & Assistance Programs


Information for Vermonters and Visitors on Impacts of Tropical Storm Irene


Flood Resources for Businesses


VEDA Hurricane Irene Flood Assistance Program


Checklist: Post Disaster and Business Continuity Plan


US Small Business Administration Disaster Loans *Pending official disaster declaration.


Vermont 2-1-1

Farms / Agriculture

Information for Vermont Farmers

Historic Properties

Preservation Trust of Vermont: Irene Flood Damage Resources

Vacationers and Business Travelers

If you are a business (for-profit; non-profit; multi-family housing provider, etc.) call 802-828-3211:

If you are a business looking to report damage to your business or would like to speak to someone about additional resources available, please call 802-828-3211. The ACCD has set up a system to document damage to businesses and properties (both for and non-profit businesses, including multi-family housing providers and services) in order to assist FEMA in their collection of information.

If you are a Vermonter or a visitor to the state and want information on road conditions or road closures, call 511:

511” provides residents and visitors vacationing in Vermont with information on state road closures. The Agency of Transportation is working 24/7 to update road conditions on a timely basis. Visit for specifics.

If you are planning a vacation or business trip to Vermont:

Damage from Tropical Storm Irene is surprisingly localized and property conditions may vary from extensive to untouched by only a few feet. The vast majority of Vermont is accessible, and most resorts and lodging and dining properties are fully operational and ready to welcome you.

If you have plans to visit for the Labor Day holiday and fall foliage season, please keep them. We would love to see you and our businesses need you now more than ever. For trip planning assistance, please call (800) VERMONT or visit

Red Cross Donations:

At this time, financial contributions provide the greatest flexibility for a Red Cross response. Donations can be made at or by calling 800-660-9130. For those who are interested in volunteering, they can register on line at and click on the red "Volunteer" button on the left. You can also call 1-800-660-9130, ext. 107.