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FEMA teams assessing storm damage in Vermont

November 5, 2019 GMT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Vermont assessing flood and wind damage from a recent storm.

Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann requested the preliminary damage assessment to determine if the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration following the Nov. 1 storm.

Starting Tuesday, FEMA and state teams are visiting communities are visiting communities in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, and Washington counties.

Vermont officials say they’ve initially identified more than $3 million in damages to public infrastructure around the state.

To qualify for a declaration, Vermont must show at least $1 million in response and public infrastructure recovery costs.