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Flood Safety & Recovery Resources


The Vermont Commission on Women extends our deepest sympathies to all who have lost homes, pets, property, and livelihoods during the recent flooding. We have compiled a list of resources that may be of help to Vermonters in these extremely difficult times. If you have specific questions about accessing resources in your area, please call 211.

Last updated: Thursday, July 20, 2023


Staying Safe During and After Flooding

Vermont 211 - Offers free access to community resources by telephone by dialing 211, by text (text your zip code to 898211), and through an online, searchable database of services.

VTAlert signup - VT-ALERT is used by the state and local responders to notify the public of emergency situations. Those include, but are not limited to, evacuation information, chemical spills, shelter-in-place alerts, severe weather 

Stay Safe in a Flood | Vermont Department of Health

How to stay safe during a flood and very heavy rainfall in sixteen language | Vermont Language Justice Project

Find an emergency shelter near you in Vermont |  VTDigger

After a Flood: Drinking Water Guidance | Vermont Department of Health 

Boil Water Notices (statewide list) | Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR)

“Several communities across Vermont have issued water boil notices due to flooding. Water utilities in Richmond, Woodstock, Ludlow, Barre, Chester, Chelsea, Marshfeld, Montpelier, Alburgh and the Weston mobile park have all issued boil water notices. Morrisville Water and Light issued a DO NOT DRINK notice for its residents, citing significant flood damage.” (Tuesday, July 12, updated at 7am, Vermont Public)

What to know about returning home after a flood | VPR

Track Water Levels with the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Burlington |

Track road closures with VTrans Road Closure Map and New England 511 Road Closure Map

Support for Domestic & Sexual Violence | Vermont Network

Support continues to be available to survivors of domestic and sexual violence 24/7. Please reach out to the Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-228-7395 and the Statewide SV Hotline at 1-800-495-7273.

Recovery & Resources

Vermonters should contact Vermont 211 to report flood damage and to get information on shelters for people affected by the storm and to register with FEMA and the Small Business Administration for recovery help.

Flood Assistance Request Form | AFL-CIO - The Labor Council is currently working with the AFL-CIO and United Way to direct flood relief to Vermont. This form is for anyone that needs assistance and does not require Union membership or affiliation.

Community Action Agencies - Support for Vermonters with meeting basic needs. 

Food shelf directory | Vermont Foodbank

Flood Insurance Information | City of Montpelier

FEMA - Vermonters who suffered flood damages in many VT counties can now apply for disaster assistance.

Common Legal and Benefits Issues After a Disaster Like Flooding |

VBSR Flood Recovery Guide for Businesses | Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Vermont Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund for municipalities 

Mutual Aid & How to Help

VT July Flooding Crowd-Sourced Resource List (Google Doc) 

Flooding July 2023 Vermont Mutual Aid (Google Sheet) | 350 Vermont

How to help with flood recovery in Vermont: Volunteer possibilities | Vermont Public (includes volunteer sign up forms for individual towns and food donations)

Register to Volunteer with the State |

VT Flood Response and Recovery Fund | Vermont Community Foundation