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Rebuild After Hurricane Irene

Vermonters have seen their homes, businesses and farms suffer terrible damage in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened three disaster recovery centers over the weekend in Barre, Brattleboro and Waterbury. FEMA hopes to have up to 10 locations throughout Vermont by the end of this week.

These FEMA centers will help Vermonters identify benefits, grants, and low-interest loans that are available to help families recover from the devastation caused by this natural disaster. "If you have been impacted by the hurricane, it makes all the sense in the world to contact FEMA," Bernie said.

FEMA's recovery centers are open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Before visiting the disaster recovery centers, you are encouraged to register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 or by registering online.

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Who is Eligible? At this point, individuals and businesses in Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor Counties may be eligible for FEMA grants and Small Business Administration loans. Additional counties may be added in the future. Certain businesses and nonprofits in Caledonia, Franklin, Grand Isle and Lamoille Counties may also be eligible for some SBA loans. [Note: Calling 2-1-1 does not register you for FEMA benefits]

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