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July 2024 Vermont Flood Resources

State of Vermont response

What to do if your home or business was damaged

  • Connect for immediate needs and services:
  • Document damage: Documenting your damage is important for two reasons: 1) it will be useful if you submit an insurance claim and 2) it will help the state apply for federal disaster assistance. Below are tips to help you with this process:
    • Take pictures, videos, and notes before you start cleaning.
    • Take pictures, videos, and notes during the cleanup.
    • Save receipts to keep track of your clean up expenses.
  • Get home clean and dry:
    • Remove all wet materials from your home and move flood debris.
    • Open windows and doors.
    • Use fans and dehumidifiers if safe.
    • Move flood-related debris to the to the edge of the public right of way. State and local leaders are currently working on plans to remove it. Set aside hazardous materials for later disposal.
  • Report damage:
    • Contact your insurance company.
    • Report all damage, even if you are not submitting an insurance claim, to Vermont 211. You can report online by visiting Use the “Resident Form” or “Business Form” at the very top of the page to report damage. You can also report damage over the phone by dialing 2-1-1.
    • Even if you have minimal damage, please report it to 211. To be eligible for federally funded Individual Assistance, we must meet a threshold of damages, so it is critical that we capture as much information as possible.
  • Need help cleaning up? Vermonters can call the state’s Crisis Cleanup Hotline to request volunteer assistance and help cleaning up debris, mucking out basements, or other recovery work. Call the Crisis Cleanup Hotline at 802-242-2054.
  • Taking care of debris: When cleaning up, separate debris and leave it on the edge of the right-of-way for town disposal. Set aside hazardous materials for later disposal. Visit the Agency of Natural Resources’ Flood page for more guidance on flood cleanup.
  • For Farms: View additional guidance for farmers at the Agency of Agriculture’s Flood page
  • Stay Safe: Follow safety guidance for returning home, cleaning up, and general post-flood safety tips. Resources below.

What should town and municipal leaders do

Continue making repairs to public infrastructure, closely documenting costs, and taking pictures of progress. Should the federal government approve a disaster declaration, you will be reimbursed for response and recovery.


For additional information visit Vermont Emergency Management’s 2024 Flood Recovery page.

Road Closure Information

  • The best source of current information about road closures on state highways and interstates is the New England 511 website. The Agency of Transportation updates this website in real time.
  • For information about local road closures, use the Waze app.

Safety guidance after a flood

How to help

  • To volunteer for flood cleanup, visit
  • Donate to support flood victims through the Vermont Community Foundation’s Vermont Flood Response and Recovery Fund.
  • Companies and organizations looking to make bulk good donations can call 888-653-7715 or email
  • Many communities have local volunteer efforts, so check your city or town websites and local social media groups to find additional opportunities.

Quick Links

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