Update: Moretown (Important Weather Info)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 4, 2011

Moretown, VT

John Hoogenboom, Moretown Selectboard Chair and Incident Commander for the Town of Moretown recovery effort has issued the following bulletin that contains important information for the residents of Moretown, travelers, and others affected by the flooding in Moretown:

John Hoogenboom is the Incident Commander who can be reached at 802-496-3645 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sean O’Brien is the Safety Officer and can be reached at 802-917-3083.  Email for the selectboard is: mselectboard@gmavt.net

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING WITH UP TO FIVE INCHES IN VERMONT BY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT.

IF YOU HEAR STATIONARY SIRENS IN THE VILLAGE THAT IS THE SIGN TO GET OUT OF THE VILLAGE.  HEAD TO HIGHER GROUND.

HARWOOD UNION HIGH SCHOOL ON ROUTE 100 IN DUXBURY WILL BE THE EMERGENCY SHELTER.

TURN YOUR RADIO ON TO WDEV RADIO FOR INFORMATION AND CALL IN WITH INFORMATION: AM 550 OR FM 96.1

The next community/selectboard meeting is 9 AM Monday, September 5 at the Town Hall.  The selectboard will also meet at Fire Station at 7:30 AM Monday September 5th.

SLOW DOWN IN MORETOWN – Moretown town roads continue to be restricted to local traffic, essential services, and volunteer access only. Law enforcement will be increasing their presence to deter looting and slow traffic. Please report any suspicious activity to the Middlesex Vermont State Police Barracks at 229-9191.  With rain in the forecast, conditions may worsen in the current alternate routes that may require further restriction. There is a parking ban on Route 100B in the village.

Moretown businesses and non-profits should develop statement of losses and approximate rebuild costs and provide this information to the Selectboard via email at: mselectboard@gmavt.net . This information will be used to assist in modification of the declaration of major disaster to help obtain federal grant funds.

Moretown Elementary School will be back in session with off-site fieldtrip experiences next week beginning Wednesday September 7th.  Information has been provided to families by email.  For further detail call the school at 496-3742.

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One Response to Update: Moretown (Important Weather Info)

  1. Keith Clark says:

    The town of Northfield is so fortunate to have Norwich University here to help with the clean up. I worked with about 10 of them today mucking out a basement bucket by bucket and we could not have done it with out them. The towns people should thank any cadet you see because they have all helped.

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