Tag Archives: Preparedness

Storm Information: Winooski

From the City Manager in Winooski: Weather forecasters are predicting high winds and heavy gusts starting this afternoon and continuing over night tonight. It does not appear that the rain will be significant at this point. Given the forecast, we … Continue reading

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Press Release: City of South Burlington

PRESS RELEASE In Preparation for Hurricane Sandy For Immediate Release:  October 29, 2012 Contact:  Doug Brent, Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Director dbrent@sburl.com 846-4110 Staff from the City Manager’s Office, Fire Dept., Police Dept., and Public Works departments met this … Continue reading

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VEM Update: Monday 12:30 PM

From VEM at 12:22 pm via vpr.net Emergency Management Says ‘All Hands On Deck’ For Sandy The effects of Hurricane Sandy are already being felt in Vermont. Utilities say there are already more than 1,000 customers without power in Windham, … Continue reading

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Press Release from City of Montpelier

“According to the National Weather Service and Vermont Emergency Management, 45-60 mile per hour wind gusts are expected in Central Vermont. Winds of this speed can cause structural damage and power outages, as trees and power poles are knocked down. … Continue reading

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Message from VEM (10/28/12)

From VEM Director Joe Flynn at 4:15 this afternoon (emphasis ours): “I want to update everyone on what we expect from this upcoming storm and how we’re preparing. Governor Shumlin declared a State of Emergency earlier today (Sunday).  What that … Continue reading

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State of Emergency Declared

At this afternoon’s Press Conference, Governor Shumlin declared a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Sandy. According to WCAX: “MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the arrival of a … Continue reading

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Helpful Phone Numbers: Vermont Utility Companies

At this time, the biggest hazard from Sandy is likely to be high wind, which makes power outages and downed lines a likely event. You should NEVER approach a downed line, but should report downed lines to the utility companies. … Continue reading

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