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
Vermont.gov Flood Resources Page Vermont Emergency Management’s Multi Agency Resource Centers, a calendar of mutual aid services
VT Flooding 2023 Response and Recovery Mutual Aid - Facebook group
Capstone Community Action shares Emergency Resources - includes resources in multiple language
Rainbow Bridge Community Center, daily updates on clean-up efforts in Barre
Montpelier Alive’s Flood Volunteer Info and Business Resources
VT Flood Relief Clearing House - Instagram account for Montpelier and Barre
Voices for Vermont’s Children is offering virtual open office hours, Thursdays, 11am-1pm
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
“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)
Track Water Levels with the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Burlington | weather.gov
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.
FEMA - Vermonters who suffered flood damages in many VT counties can now apply for disaster assistance.
Vermont Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund for municipalities
Mutual Aid & How to Help
How to help with flood recovery in Vermont: Volunteer possibilities | Vermont Public (includes volunteer sign up forms for individual towns and food donations)