Press Release

Sen. Welch Highlights Resources for Vermonters Impacted by Severe Storms, Urges Caution as Extreme Weather Continues 

Jul 10, 2023

BURLINGTON, VT—Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement amid flooding and severe rain across Vermont: 

“These storms are dangerous for folks throughout our state. I urge all Vermonters to take precautions: avoid walking or driving through floodwaters, stay up to date on the latest warnings from the National Weather Service and Vermont Emergency Management, and make a plan to evacuate if necessary. 

“Our first responders are working hard on the ground to keep our communities safe in life-threatening conditions. The work they’re doing is essential, and my office and I will do everything we can to support their efforts.  

“Alongside the delegation and Governor Scott, I am committed to doing all I can to help folks stay safe for the duration of these storms and help Vermonters rebuild in the future. If you or someone you know is looking for assistance or has questions, I urge you to call my office at 802-863-2525.” 

Sen. Welch’s office can help Vermonters contact federal agencies after natural disasters, including helping constituents work with the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. For more information, please call 802-863-2525. If you or someone you know is in an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.  

Additional support services on flooding and extreme weather in Vermont are included below.  

For specific questions on road closures, shelters, food assistance, and other services, please call Vermont 2-1-1 or visit  

For additional information on road closures, please visit: 

For weather updates, please visit or to sign up for VT-ALERT updates.