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DFR Flood Recovery Resources

The Department recommends using the State Flood Recovery Resources website for extensive flood recovery-related information, resources and guidance. This webpage provides flood-related insurance and industry-specific details and is updated as needed.

Important: FEMA encourages all who have applied for assistance to remain in touch. Visit the FEMA NFIP Disaster Response webpage, or call 800-621-3362.

For Producers, Agents

Use the FEMA Flood Resource Library for materials to share during client meetings, on social media, on your website or in marketing emails to tell the story of flood risks. 

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Recovery Ongoing

Vermonters who reported flood damage to 211 should stay in touch with FEMA, even if their claim was denied. Doing so will help FEMA with its ongoing work assisting the state with flood recovery efforts. Reporting your damage helped your neighbors. Visit or call 1-800-621-3362.

DFR Resources for Individuals

211 Flood Damage Form

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211 - Flood Damages (Resident)

DFR Guidance for Business and Industry

For Banks
FDIC Financial Institution Letter Regulatory Relief (FIL-36-2023) 

For Farmers
Farmers should report their damage and losses. Reporting any damage that you have sustained will help the entire state gain access to federal aid and help for your neighbors. 

  • For damage to crops, livestock, produce or other farm product, contact your local Farm Service Agency office.
  • For equipment loss, barn or infrastructure damage, visit or call 211 to report.

Next Steps for Farmers | Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets

DFR Industry Information 

211 Flood Damage Form

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211 - Flood Damages (Business)

SBA Business Recovery Center and SBA Loan Information

On July 31, the SBA added Orleans County to Vermont Disaster Declaration.

The Small Business Administration is operating several Business Recovery Centers in Vermont. This SBA Press Release provides details and other information. 

Note: Disaster survivors with insurance should not wait for their settlement before applying to the SBA. The SBA can make a loan for the total loss and use insurance proceeds to reduce or repay the loan. SBA’s friendly Customer Service Representatives can answer questions about the Disaster Loan Program, assist survivors with submitting applications and upload documents. The location and hours of the BRCs are shown below.

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State Flood Recovery Resources

State Flood Recovery Site

Agency of Agriculture

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Agency of Natural Resources

Department of Health

Department of Mental Health

Emergency Management

Vermont 211

Volunteer to Help with Storm Recovery