Historic flooding shows the power of community

As record-setting rainfall and flooding impacts towns, cities, and villages across Vermont, we are inspired by the power of Vermonters coming together to help one another. Though the water has receded in many of our communities for now, the road to recovery will be long, especially for people who are struggling financially or experiencing homelessness.

With that in mind, we have compiled the following resources and guidance from state and municipal agencies, as well as direct service and mutual aid organizations. This includes flood response resources, volunteer opportunities, and ways to help neighbors in your home communities and across Vermont.

Flood response resources

If you are facing an immediate, life-threatening emergency, 911 will always be the most important resource to keep in mind. Short of those kinds of situations, the following resources offer guidance about road closures, power outages, emergency shelter, and other essential information.

The State of Vermont has launched a new web resource with important information about flood recovery.

visit vermont.gov/flood

Emergency Alerts

Health and Safety

Road Closures

Regardless of roads being officially closed or not, never drive through a flooded roadway

Home, Business & Farm Flooding Clean-up

Supporting our communities

Many Vermonters have expressed interest in supporting communities most impacted by flooding. At this time, state officials are urging those who wish to help to focus their efforts at the local level. Check in on neighbors and consult local organizations for information about how to help nearby food shelves, shelters, or farms and businesses.

Making financial contributions to direct service providers and other recovery funds is another way to help, if you have the means to do so in the short term.

The state is collecting contact information for anyone who is interested in volunteering with future, longer-term clean-up projects. Register to become a volunteer online.

In addition to this statewide service opportunity, some communities have launched mutual aid and volunteer sign-up forms. Please note that these are being organized by local community members, not the state.

If you are aware of community-wide volunteer or mutual aid sign-ups, send them to [email protected].

Above all, be sure to take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and your neighbors in the aftermath of this historic natural disaster. Working together, we can emerge stronger and more resilient than before.