Resources for Flood Damaged Historic Places

It’s obvious that Vermont has been extremely hard-hit by Hurricane Irene. While the winds have been minimal, torrential rains flooded brooks and rivers taking out hundreds of roads and bridges all throughout Vermont. Our hearts go out to the families of individuals lost or injured, and to all the people of Vermont whose beloved places have been damaged.

As a start, we’ve listed below sites for getting up-to-date information about the current condition of Vermont, a checklist of things to do as the flood waters recede, and resources that can help you in cleaning-up and rebuilding.

The Preservation Trust also offers matching grants up to $500 for Emergency Conditions and Engineering Assessments for non-profit, municipally-owned and commercial historic buildings throughout the state. These grants are made possible by in part by the National Trust for Historic Preservation through the Daniel K. Thorne Intervention Fund. If you would like to apply, please contact one of our staff below:

Paul Bruhn

Ann Cousins

Eric Gilbertson

Meg Campbell

We very much would like to learn about the damage to historic buildings around the state, in particular those buildings that we have helped with grant funding or technical assistance over the years.

Please feel free to email us updates, or post a photo to PTV’s Facebook page.

Paul Bruhn
Executive Director

Preservation Trust Vermont