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Governor Shumlin Declares State of Emergency

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Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin declared a state of emergency Thursday to help respond to flooding across the state. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

The declaration will allow the state to use the National Guard to help respond to record high flood waters.

Governor Shumlin says conditions have worsened to the point where the state needs equipment and personnel from the National Guard. He says roads that have been under water for days are less stable and more hazardous.

Vermont emergency management says reaching Grand Isle county, most of which is made up of islands in Lake Champlain, could become more difficult due to high water.

I'm Pat Bradley, WAMC News.

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