• FEMA will pay for washed-out culvert
    March 24,2013
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    washed-out culvert

    MONTPELIER — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to fund the replacement of a large culvert in Townshend that was washed out by Tropical Storm Irene.

    Gov. Peter Shumlin and the state’s congressional delegation saidthe ruling could be a precedent allowing dozens of Vermont towns to qualify to be reimbursed by FEMA for 90 percent of the costs of similar projects.

    Shumlin said the decision is critical for Townshend and the dozens of other Vermont communities that rebuilt culverts to withstand future flooding.

    The old corrugated metal culvert was completely washed out by flooding from the August 2011 storm. Townshend replaced it with a new open-bottom culvert more likely to withstand future flooding.

    Now FEMA will help pay Townshend’s $100,000 additional cost.
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