Press Release

Senator Peter Welch Issues Statement on Vermont’s First Flood-Related Death

Jul 13, 2023

NORWICH, VT—Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) issued a statement today, following the news of the tragic death of Stephen Davoll of Barre City, Vermont. Mr. Davoll is reported to have died in his home following catastrophic flooding earlier this week and is the first reported death from the July 2023 flood. 

“The loss of a Vermonter is always painful, but it is particularly so this week. 

The news of Stephen’s death is heartbreaking, and I know that every Vermonter, Margaret and I included, grieves alongside Stephen’s family, friends, and neighbors. Our hearts go out to the Davoll family and to the residents of Barre City.”