September 2nd, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
Kathleen Wanner of the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association just called to let me know that as FEMA and the state of Vermont start to assess the needs of Vermonters, they are looking for input from those affected by Hurricane Irene and the floods, power outages, road closures and such that she brought.
If you have a VT business and have suffered loss due to the hurricane, you may be eliglble for assistance.
Contact Alex Ibey (802-828-5241) at ThinkVT.com or visit the Vermont Economic Development website to learn more.
Vermont Public TV has a great website with information for farmers, businesses and individuals.
One last note, our own Shannon Albritton who is stranded in Marlboro, VT where the roads have all been washed out, has developed a Facebook page for that community. Now residents can post their needs and offers to help each other. In just the last few hours over 120 people have signed on. I was noticing as I read through the postings that here, as in all the communities which were hardest hit, it's the generosity, kindness and perseverance of each other that's getting people through the disaster.