January 20, 2012
Vermont is getting $21.6 million in federal emergency funds to help rebuild communities destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
The funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday will be used to rebuild homes and businesses flooded in the Aug. 28 storm.
Sen. Patrick Leahy says it will provide vital help to homeowners and aid in repairing community facilities as well as repairing and rebuilding rental units for affordable housing.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says last year's floods continue to a huge hardship on the lives and livelihoods of Vermonters. He says these funds will supplement other forms of disaster assistance to put these communities on the path toward long-term recovery.
Gov. Shumlin thanked Secretary Donovan and President Obama for the assistance.
Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: January 20, 2012 14:39:28