Flooding & Power Outages Possible
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for all of Vermont through Tuesday afternoon due to heavy rains and snowmelt. There is also a wind advisory in parts of the state.
This storm has already caused power outages and more may happen throughout the day.
- View current road closures on the New England 511 map.
- Find current flood warnings from the National Weather Service: Burlington Office for most of Vermont and Albany Office for Bennington and Windham counties.
- Check river levels across the state on this map from the National Weather Service
- Read updates from Vermont Public.
Be Prepared for an Emergency
- Review your system’s Emergency Response Plan.
- Use VT WARN for mutual aid assistance.
- Click “Request Aid” if you need help like extra workers or equipment.
- Other members will receive an email and can choose to help if they are able.
- If your system is not a member, join for free at the website above.
- Move vehicles to higher ground if possible.
- Keep a copy of your system’s backup data at an offsite location.
- Document damages with photos. Keep a record of staff time and overtime.
Flooding Safety Reminders
- Do not drive or walk through floodwaters.
- Close valves on propane and fuel tanks if possible.
- If you need to evacuate a flooding building, turn off the circuit breaker if you can do so safely.