Category Archives: Disaster Assistance

Alert for Farmers and Consumers About Food Safety

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that fresh fruits and vegetables that have been inundated by flood waters cannot be adequately cleaned and should be destroyed – more from the Rutland Herald on iBrattleboro. Advertisements

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HCRS Mental Health Crisis Hotline

With everything that’s going on, many if not most of the people in the area are under enormous stress.  If you or someone you know is overwhelmed and in need of crisis services, please call the HCRS 24-hour crisis hotline … Continue reading

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Help from the IRS

No, this post is not a joke.  It’s probably too early for most people to be thinking about taxes, but eventually these may be useful. If you were affected by this major disaster, these Disaster Losses Kits (one for businesses and … Continue reading

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Help After a Disaster

FEMA has an Applicant’s Guide to the Individuals & Households Program – Help After a Disaster – on their website in multiple languages (the English version is an 867KB PDF).  It’s a good reference with definitions, codes, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), … Continue reading

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Disaster Declaration Process

FEMA Disaster Declaration Process (373KB, PDF) This is a FEMA guide to the Disaster Declaration Process – an overview of how assistance works and what types of assistance are available.

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Initial FEMA Information

FEMA Update 20110831 (53KB PDF, 2 pages) This is an initial update that lets you know what to expect from FEMA – it provides some general information, advice, and a description of how the reimbursement process works. Highlights include: FEMA reimburses … Continue reading

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