Oct. 27, 2011
FEMA EXTENDS DISASTER ASSISTANCE DEADLINE FOR VERMONTERS WITH INSURANCE
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 19 that Vermonters with insurance could still be eligible for grants to cover losses caused by tropical storm Irene.
State and federal officials urge everyone who has homeowners insurance, flood insurance or both to register with FEMA. They may have disaster-related losses their insurance does not cover, such as: payments for a temporary rental while a home is being repaired; repair of a disaster-damaged well or septic system; repair or replacement of a disaster-damaged vehicle; personal property and household contents losses; disaster-related medical or dental expenses; moving and storage expenses.
Those who believe all their losses are covered by insurance are nevertheless encouraged to register by Nov. 15 (extended from Oct. 31). FEMA cannot help anyone who discovers an uninsured disaster-related problem — for example, mold — who fails to register before the deadline. Those who register may be eligible for assistance after the registration window closes.
Property owners must provide proof of what the insurance covers. This is because FEMA cannot make grants for losses that are already covered by insurance.
Register online at DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY at 800-462-7585. Users of Video Relay Service (VRS) may call 800-621-3362. The toll free phone numbers are staffed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
STERN CENTER ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Stern Center for Language and Learning, a nonprofit learning center with locations in Williston and White River Junction, elected Ruthann Hackett, Ellie Kenworthy and Justin Molson to its board of directors on Oct. 7
Hackett, a Charlotte resident, is program coordinator for the United Way Volunteer Connection and was a board member for the Vermont Hunter Jumper Association. She presently serves on the Stern Center’s special events committee, according to a news release.
Kenworthy is finance administrator for Paul Kenworthy, DMD, PC. In the past she has served on the Burlington Development Review Board and Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Associates. She resides in Burlington.
Molson, of Jericho, has served as a guest member on the Stern Center’s Sscholarship committee for the past two years and has assisted with its events.