Vermont gets $15.4 million for Irene repairs from US DOT

first_imgEMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM FUND ALLOCATIONS StateEventAllocationSubtotal by State or TerritoryAlabamaApril 27, 2011 Severe Storms and Tornadoes    1,896,010         1,896,010AlaskaSummer 2010 Taylor Highway Flooding    1,368,882         1,368,882American SamoaSeptember 29, 2009 Tsunami    1,229,844         1,229,844ArkansasApril 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding    1,048,534         1,048,534CaliforniaDevil’s Slide   20,785,705       43,430,449January-March 1993 Storms       305,000February 1998 Storms    2,149,300December 2002 Winter Storms    1,901,211December 2004 Winter Storms    5,089,071December 2005 Winter Storms   11,399,039October 3, 2007 Mount Soledad Road Slide    1,801,123ConnecticutSpring 2010 Flooding    1,048,020         2,367,336August 28, 2011 Hurricane Irene    1,319,316FloridaJanuary 2010 Sinkholes    1,107,486         1,107,486IllinoisApril 19, 2011 Heavy Rains and Flooding       338,207            881,388July 27, 2011 High Winds and Rainfall       543,181IndianaApril 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding       322,523            322,523IowaMay 2011 Missouri River Flooding    4,279,822         5,210,934July 27, 2011 Rainfall and Flooding       931,112KentuckyJuly 2010 Storms and Flooding       936,182         3,258,866April 2011 Storms and Flooding       522,684June 19, 2011, Severe Storms and Flooding    1,800,000LouisianaAugust 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina    7,600,000         9,500,000March 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash    1,900,000MaineJuly 18, 2008 Heavy Rains and Flooding       416,216            755,397August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene       339,181MassachusettsJune 1, 2011 Severe Thunderstorms and Tornado       457,092         5,110,004August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    4,652,912MinnesotaMarch 2011 Spring Snowmelt and Flooding    2,200,000         2,200,000MississippiMarch 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash (MDOT costs)           7,886         3,769,791April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding    1,623,283April – June 2011 Mississippi River Flooding    2,138,622MissouriApril – May 2011 Tornado and Flooding       347,219         2,079,250June 2011 Missouri River Flooding    1,732,031MontanaSpring 2011 Flooding    2,564,893         2,564,893NebraskaMay – June 2008 Flooding       776,882         1,309,546May 2011 Platt and Missouri River Flooding       532,664New HampshireAugust 30, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene       132,409            132,409New JerseyAugust 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee    7,387,595       10,184,159August 2011 Flooding    2,796,564New YorkAugust 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    7,686,528       10,248,704September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee    2,562,176North CarolinaSeptember 29, 2010 Tropical Storm Nicole       815,000            815,000North DakotaSpring 2011 Runoff in the Devils Lake Basin   10,171,839       31,530,138Spring 2011 Runoff – Statewide   10,048,855Spring 2011 Runoff in the West James River Basin    5,770,020Spring 2011 Flooding in the Sheyenne/James River Basin    1,082,263ND11-5, Spring 2011 Flooding in the Southern Mouse River Basin    4,457,161OhioMarch 2011 Jefferson County Landslides    4,673,409       14,922,113March – May 2011 Severe Rainfall   10,248,704OregonJanuary 2011 Flooding    1,742,280         1,742,280PennsylvaniaAugust 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    2,500,000         4,242,280September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee    1,742,280Puerto RicoOctober 2010 Tropical Storm Otto       841,155         2,564,373August 21, 2011 Hurricane Irene    1,723,218South CarolinaMay 22, 2011 SC Route 150 Bridge Damage       392,572            392,572South DakotaSpring 2011 Flooding    2,191,627         2,191,627TennesseeSR 108 Rockslide       918,706         4,802,307April 5, 2011 US-441/SR-71 Rockslide    1,107,630April 19 – 26, 2011 Tornado and Flooding       325,971April 26, 2011 Severe Weather and Tornado Damage    2,450,000TexasAugust 30, 2011 Wildfires    2,500,000         2,500,000UtahDecember 20, 2010 Severe Storms and Flooding       839,543         2,167,226March – May 2011 Flooding    1,327,683VermontSpring 2011 Flooding    1,024,870       15,373,056August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene   14,348,186VirginiaAugust 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    1,435,173         2,181,614September 5, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee       746,441Virgin IslandsOctober 2010 Tropical Storm Otto       370,382         1,207,112November 2010 Tropical Storm Tomas       836,730WashingtonFebruary 28, 2001 Nisqually Earthquake    3,433,316         9,879,273November 2006 Storm    1,429,586December 2007 Storm       512,287January 2009 Storm       290,705October 11, 2009 SR 410 Landslide       669,713December 2010 Storms    1,026,278January 2011 Winter Storms       568,372March – April 2011 Storms       500,000March 22, 2011 113th Avenue Truck Crash Damage       750,043May 2011 Storms       698,973Federal Lands Agenciesvarious events    8,711,399         8,711,399Total 215,198,775     215,198,775 Vermont is one of the largest beneficiaries of disaster relief funding released today by the federal government. The US Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation, with Vermont getting $15.4 million, to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today.‘Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible,’ said Secretary LaHood. “They did their part, and now it’s our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work.’ The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide a total of $215,198,775 from its emergency relief program to 34 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and federal lands agencies to reimburse them for repairs to roads and bridges caused by storms, flooding, hurricanes and other natural and catastrophic disasters.‘States and communities can continue counting on our support in times of need,’ said FHWA Administrator Mendez. ‘Everyone pulls together when disaster strikes and we are committed to help as much as we can now and in the future.’Among states that will receive funding, California will receive $43.4 million for flooding and earthquakes, North Dakota will receive $31.5 million for flooding in the Devil’s Lake region and Vermont will receive $15.4 million for spring flooding and damage from Tropical Storm Irene. Estimates of Vermont’s repairs from Irene could run to $250 million, according to Governor Shumlin.The money will reimburse states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in impacted areas are also eligible.The FHWA’s emergency relief program reimburses states for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways that were damaged in disasters and catastrophic failures.last_img read more

A BETTER CALL?

first_imgHowever, it one-ups the iPhone by folding open lengthwise to reveal a QWERTY keyboard and a second, non-touch sensitive screen. The lack of a hardware keyboard has been one of the main complaints about the iPhone. The Voyager will connect to Verizon Wireless’ latest data network, providing speeds much higher than the AT&T network the iPhone uses. The Voyager also has direct access to Verizon Wireless’ online music store. However, the Voyager will not come with a large built-in memory for songs and video, offering instead a slot for memory cards up to 8 gigabytes. Nor are its screens as large as the iPhone’s. It’s an open question whether the Voyager can encroach on the iPhone’s cachet or match its ease of use. Apple has sold more than 1 million units since the phone-cum-iPod hit the market June 29. In announcing its holiday lineup, Verizon Wireless did not say how much the Voyager or three other new phones would cost. It also didn’t give a specific launch date, saying only that they would be in stores before Thanksgiving. Verizon also showed off an LG phone called the Venus. It has two screens on its face, of which the smaller is touch sensitive, with controls for the phone’s music player and camera. The phone slides open to reveal a numeric keypad. Verizon Wireless is also bringing out a version of the BlackBerry Pearl, with fast data network access. The slim e-mail oriented phone is already available on the slower networks of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. (Like Verizon, AT&T has a third-generation cellular broadband network, but it’s not used by the AT&T Pearl.) The fourth phone in the lineup is the Juke, by Samsung. A small unit that flips open like a jackknife, it features an iPod-like wheel to control the music player. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc. of New York and Vodafone Group PLC of Britain.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Peter Svensson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – In time for the holidays, Verizon Wireless is launching a cell phone that looks much like the hottest phone so far this year: Apple Inc.’s iPhone. Like the iPhone, the LG Voyager features a large touch screen, a camera and extensive multimedia, Web browsing and e-mail capabilities. last_img read more