Planning for Tomorrow's Flood

Planning for Tomorrow’s Flood

Incorporating the lessons learned from past flooding to make communities safer, reduce the cost of future damage and protect vital areas of economic activity.

Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative (VERI) – steps to help communities plan for flooding and remain open for business after disaster strikes. 

Flood Preparation Toolbox - a series of concise information sheets, checklists and more advanced tools to help communities and businesses ranging from debris management to floodproofing techniques. 

Flood Ready Vermont - statewide flood maps and an array of resources designed to help municipalities, businesses and individuals reduce flood risks.

Disaster Recovery Guide for Businesses - contains checklists; to do lists; and worksheets to keep all important business information in one place. 

Flood Resilience Checklist for Vermont Municipalities – featuring ideas for reducing the cost and damage of flooding especially when updating a municipal or hazard mitigation plan. Based on the EPA checklist developed in the Mad River Valley – see the Rebuilding Stronger page for more.  

Resilient Vermont – led by the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a collaboration of Vermont organizations and agencies working to improve alignment, coordination and communication to implement projects supporting Vermont’s resilience.

The Vermont Downtown Action Team [V-DAT] – action-oriented plans to strengthen the identity and economic vitality of eight downtowns and villages affected by Tropical Storm Irene.

Community Recovery Partnership (CRP) – documenting the lessons learned in the 2011 floods that devastated Vermont. 

Contact Us

Chris Cochran, Director
Community Planning and Revitalization
802-595-5410

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501