- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative has released its final report examining flood damage and its potential impact on individual towns across the state.

Vermont Public Radio reports (https://bit.ly/1L4dVMC ) that Barre city and town, Brandon, Brattleboro, Enosburg village and town and Woodstock were the five communities selected for study in the project.

An initial pool of 251 towns was whittled down to 32 communities before the final five were chosen.

Officials say the towns were picked because study organizers specifically wanted both agricultural and recreational communities in addition to more urban areas.

The report provides recommendations for policy changes, transportation infrastructure, property buy-outs and other strategies to reduce the impact of flooding.

Scientists conducting the study worked closely with each community to develop potential solutions to any issues found.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, https://www.vpr.net


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