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DFR Flood Recovery Resources

IMPORTANT • Report Damages to 211

All Vermonters, business owners and communities affected by the July 2024 flood: please report damage to Vermont 211. 

  • Call 211 and leave a message (please be patient; your call will be returned) OR
  • Visit (use links at top of page for residential and business)

Find resources, guidance and referral information at

Volunteer to help or donate to the Vermont Flood Response & Recovery Fund to support all those impacted. 

12 July 2024 DFR Announcement

On Friday, the Department issued the following two flood-related bulletins:

Governor Announcements

16 July | Vermont Expands Vehicle Incentive Programs for Residents Affected by Flooding

"Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) today announced it will again modify its vehicle incentive programs for Vermonters whose personal vehicles were damaged by flooding in an effort to provide increased financial support to households affected by last week’s flooding and to expedite the transition to plug-in electric vehicles. 'Me and my team are doing everything we can to give immediate relief to Vermonters as we continue to assess and respond to the needs,' said Governor Phil Scott. 'This program will help those whose vehicles were flooded upgrade to a new vehicle that’s better for the environment.' Effective today, AOT is offering a package of enhanced incentives for income-eligible Vermonters.

13 July | July 13 - Vermont Requests Federal Assessment of July 10-11 Storms and Flood Damage 

"The State today submitted a request for a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine whether the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration for flooding and resulting damage on July 10 and 11, 2024. 'We know this storm has done tremendous damage in many communities, and those impacted will need help to recover. That’s why it’s so critical for Vermonters to report their damage to help us demonstrate the need for these federal resources,' said Governor Phil Scott. The request requests assessments for both Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA) declarations."

11 July | Update

Join Governor Phil Scott and state officials online at 10 am for another briefing on the State’s ongoing response to flooding in Vermont communities. Following remarks, the Governor and officials will be available for questions from members of the media. View today's media briefing on the Governor’s Facebook page.

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) 

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