Irene Recovery Report
||In August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene brought personal loss and public damage unlike anything experienced in over a generation. The storm’s waters
took lives and the incredible damage to homes, property, land and the natural environment.The Irene Recovery Report is both a baseline of the State’s post-Irene efforts to date and serves as a blueprint for ongoing recovery actions, policy considerations and opportunities to rebuild “Vermont Strong”. It is divided into six sections, each focused around a shared priority with key strategies to support that goal. The report is a starting point for the ongoing collaboration on how best to recover in the wake of Irene.
For further information contact: Michele Boomhower, or call 802.660.4071 x15.
All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Planning and practice are the cornerstones to emergency preparedness. CCRPC works to maintain and improve both State and Federal Emergency Preparedness initiatives by providing direct assistance to Towns and the Local Emergency Planning Commission. The scope of this work is sponsored by several federally regulated grants. By working in partnership with the State’s Emergency Management Program, RPC staff assist in the development of emergency plans at the town and county level exampled by the Basic Emergency Operations (BEOPs) plans for towns and the Commodity Point of Distribution Plan for Chittenden County.
Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), in 1986. EPCRA establishes requirements for businesses and for federal, state, and local governments regarding emergency planning and community right-to-know (CRTK) reporting for hazardous chemicals. Assisting in the management, detection, compliance and reporting of extremely hazardous substances is another important role for the RPC, helping to insure informed response to chemical spills/exposures by increasing awareness of what extremely hazardous substances are in the community.