Emergency Preparedness Information

July 2024 Storm Information
Please use caution when traveling on any roadways due to the chance of washouts and unraveling of roads at the sides.

Stay up to date:
Sign up for VT Alert
New England511.org
State of VT Emergency Management Plan – Includes Debris Management Plan – April 2021

If individuals need assistance, especially with damaged homes or any losses in general, residents will need to call 211 or fill out the online form here to report damage and get registered: vermont211.org online form

If individuals need assistance with recovery, they must then call crisis cleanup. The crisis cleanup hotline is 802-242-2054.

The ACCD Severe Storm Resource Center is live. Please visit: accd.vermont.gov/flood for the latest information on staying safe, getting help, giving help, clearing debris, documenting damage, and how to protect your mental health during this difficult time. ACCD will be continuously updating this site as new details emerge.

You can also sign up to receive the ACCD Severe Storm Recovery Newsletter for updates on recovery efforts.

East Montpelier Emergency Resources:

Per American Red Cross, as of July 10, 2024, at 1200 hours American Red Cross has shelters on standby in Johnson and Barre with pre-positioned supplies and personnel should we open a shelter(s) or evacuation centers. The sites are not open while on standby and will only be opened in close coordination with state and local emergency management based on the needs of communities during and after the storm.

Red Cross Flood Safety
Red Cross Flood Preparedness Checklist

If utility lines are down and access to internet or cell service is not available, look for notices and signs posted in typical foot-traffic locations such as: East Montpelier Post Office, Dudley’s, East Montpelier Municipal Office
Possible Cooling Station/ Phone Charging Station/ Warming Station /Evacuation or Overnight Emergency Shelter Site: East Montpelier Fire Station
Overnight Emergency Shelter Site: Barre Auditorium

• Vermont Emergency Management website: https://vem.vermont.gov/vtalert
• Radio stations: WDEV AM 550 and FM 96.1 Vermont Public Radio
• Vermont 211 https://vermont211.org/
• East Montpelier Road Closures & Other are posted on FPF Front Porch Forum
• To view the status of state-maintained roads, visit New England 511
• Road Condition Map, visit (Maximize Screen to see East Montpelier) Road Condition Map
• Report Road Work, Visit Municipal Roads General Permit MRGP Reporter Map Reporter Map
• East Montpelier town website homepage https://eastmontpeliervt.org/

Local Emergency Management Plan
LEMP Local Emergency Plan

State Emergency Resources:
To sign up for emergency alerts via cellphone, landline, text or email, register with Vermont Emergency Management: https://vem.vermont.gov/vtalert

Vermont Department of Public Safety Emergency Preparedness
Preparedness for Individuals and Families

Vermont Department of Public Safety -Emergency Management Newsletter
Vermont Emergency Management Newsletter

For general information about family and community preparedness for emergencies:

http://ready.gov/
https://www.ready.gov/kit
https://vem.vermont.gov/preparedness

Citizens Assistance Registry for Emergencies (CARE}
Are you elderly, have limited mobility, or require specialized medical equipment and need special assistance during an evacuation or power outage?
Register in advance online: https://member.everbridge.net/453003085617576/login
or
complete the form at that website and mail it to:
State of Vermont, Enhanced 911 Board, 6 Baldwin St, Montpelier VT 05633.
This service is offered In coordination with VT-911, United Way and VT-211

 

 

Emergency Preparedness Committee

The East Montpelier Selectboard created the Emergency Planning Committee in May, 2023. The committee’s formation was to create a community-based response to help neighbors in the event of an emergency.

The name of the committee was changed to Emergency Preparedness Committee per the committee’s request at the February 12, 2024 Selectboard meeting.

Meeting Agendas

2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Agendas:
January 30, 2024 Emergency Planning Committee Agenda
February 13, 2024 Emergency Planning Committee Agenda
February 27, 2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Agenda
March 19, 2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Agenda
May 21, 2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Agenda

2023 Emergency Preparedness Committee Agendas:
November 2, 2023 Emergency Planning Committee Agenda
November 16, 2023 Emergency Planning Committee Agenda
December 14, 2023 Emergency Planning Committee Agenda

Meeting Minutes

2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Minutes:
January 30, 2024 Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
February 13, 2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Minutes
February 27, 2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Minutes
March 19, 2024 Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
May 21, 2024 Emergency Preparedness Committee Minutes

2023 Emergency Preparedness Committee Minutes:
November 2, 2023 Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
November 16, 2023 Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
December 14, 2023 Emergency Planning Committee Minutes

 

Committee Members:

Rachael Grossman
Renee Kievit-Kylar
Patty Giavara
Lydia Faesy
Jennifer Zollner