Flood Disaster Recovery Assistance

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Did You Experience Flooding on the First Floor of Your Home? 

We need to hear from you!

The City is collecting data on first-floor flood damage. We need to hear from those who were worst affected by the flood. Please fill out this brief form: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/FormCenter/Surveys-14/1st-Floor-Flooding-Survey-78  or email the Planning and Community Development Department at mmiller@montpelier-vt.org 

State Expands Vehicle Incentive Program for People Impacted by Flooding


Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) announced changes to statewide vehicle incentive programs for residents whose personal vehicles have been damaged by flooding, in an effort to provide increased financial support to households affected by this summer’s flood events and to expedite the transition to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Click here to learn more.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Resources

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be opening in Montpelier on Friday, August 11th in College Hall at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) campus. Currently, the nearest DRC is in the Barre Auditorium at 16 Auditorium Hill. FEMA DRCs are fixed locations where you can check the status of your FEMA application and get answers to other questions regarding federal assistance. DRCs are currently in five locations throughout Vermont:

Rutland: Asa Bloomer Building, 88 Merchants Row

Waterbury: Armory, 29 Armory Drive

Springfield: 100 River Street, Springfield, Vermont 05156

Learn More About DRCs in our area here.

How to Identify FEMA Officials

FEMA officials will be going door to door in the hardest hit areas providing information on how to register for assistance. They will register people if they request it which will include taking personal information. 

FEMA officials will be wearing blue vests or shirts with FEMA lettering on it and wearing FEMA IDs on lanyards. They are driving the rental cars described below with FEMA placards in the windshield. The Montpelier Police Department has placed stamps in the lower right corner of each placard to verify their authenticity. 

FEMA relief info

Start Your Recovery Process

  1. Take photos of your damaged home and belongings.
  2. Make a list of damaged or lost items.
  3. Save yourself time. If you have insurance, you must file a claim with your insurance company.
  4. 3 Ways to Apply:

Documents You Need To Provide to FEMA

Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs)

The MARC is a single location where public and private organizations come together to aid those affected by the disaster. MARC locations rotate throughout the state every three days and are open 9:00am to 5:00pm unless otherwise posted. 

Check out the Vermont Emergency Management flood resource webpage for current locations and more information on MARCs in Vermont here: https://vem.vermont.gov/flood/marc

Debris and Trash Clean-Up

Update: August 21st, 2023

Debris Removal Completed

Disaster debris removal is now complete in Montpelier. From July 19th through August 18th, a combined total of over 1,700 tons of debris was collected and removed by contractors and the City. Approximately over 900 tons were commercial-related debris and over 700 tons were residential debris. 

Contracted debris removal services through Ceres and Tetra Tech through the State of Vermont ended on Friday, August 11th. The remaining debris was removed by the Montpelier Department of Public Works. DPW crews completed the last rounds of debris removal on Friday, August 18th.

If you still have disaster debris remaining that may have been missed, please reach out to the Deputy Director for the Department of Public Works Zach Blodgett at zblodgett@montpelier-vt.org, or call 802-223-9508. Moving forward, the City is now asking residents and businesses to make arrangements for any remaining debris as the recovery continues.