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Severe Storm Recovery Update

07/19/2023 12:12 PM | Denis Bourbeau

Severe Storm Recover Update                                    July 14, 2023



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Severe Storm Recovery Update
July 14, 2023

Vermonters helping Vermonters in Montpelier as flood waters receded this week. Photo courtesy of Terry J Allen.

Storm Response Update

The State of Vermont will open Multi-Agency Resource Centers

(MARCs) in Barre and Ludlow to help those affected by this week’s

floods navigate the recovery process. These centers will be open from

9am-5pm daily Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, July 15-17.

Additional sites will come online next week.

MARC Locations:

  • Ludlow - Community Center, 37 Main St, Ludlow
  • Barre - BOR Arena/Barre Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill, Barre

Storm Recovery Updates

President Biden has approved Governor Phil Scott’s request for a major disaster declaration for Vermont to assist individuals and communities recover from historic flooding from July 7-12, 2023.

The approval was given in under 24 hours.

After the declaration was signed the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released a fact sheet for Vermont disaster loans for businesses,

 that details what may be available and at what interest rates.

While the fact sheet includes a lot of information, we know there will be many questions. 

The SBA Disaster Team will be opening offices in Vermont to work with businesses through the application process. Businesses should engage with the SBA team PRIOR to submitting an application. It is

imperative that applications are fully accurate prior submission, or they will be kicked back. 

ACCD will share more on the location of these in person offices and how people can access them once it is determined next week. General information on how these loans work can be found on the SBA website.

The Governor today also requested that the United States Department

of Agriculture (USDA) issue a disaster designation for the State of

Vermont to open the availability of low-interest USDA Farm Service

Agency emergency loans to farms and farmers.

Resources for Restaurants

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has issued guidance for restaurants on reopening after a flood.  VDH also released specific guidance related to reopening and operating under a boil water notice.  This guidance is part of VDH’s Food and Lodging Program.

Volunteer Sign-up & Group Registration

If you are looking to volunteer to support the clean-up and recovery,

the state has set up a volunteer portal that allows you to register and be deployed to areas most in need.  If you are an organization with a group

of volunteers looking to serve please email 

to register.  If you are in need of volunteers in your area please email to ask for volunteers. 

ACCD Flood Resource Center

The ACCD resource page will be the central landing place for all

information about flooding resources for businesses coming from the agency as we move further into recovery.

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