Mayor Weinberger Statement Regarding State of Emergency

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement regarding the current State of Emergency:  

“Today’s major flooding events have so far spared our community. Our thoughts are with our fellow Vermonters already experiencing catastrophic damage from this storm, and as long as conditions remain stable in Burlington, we will be sending mutual aid crews soon to support statewide recovery efforts. Already, members of the Burlington Fire Department have been deployed to the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.  

This is a serious, sustained weather event and flash flood warnings remain in effect. I urge Burlingtonians to stay off the roads and avoid all non-essential travel. If you are traveling, pay careful attention to road closures and never attempt to walk or drive across moving floodwaters. This is an emergency, and it is incumbent on each of us to do what we can to avoid risk and ensure safety for the people around us, including for our first responders and road crews.” 


Emergency information is available here:  

NWS Burlington Weather:  

NWS River Observations:  

Sign up for VTalert:  

511 for road closures: 

Vermont Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management:  

Report emerging but non-life-threatening issues to the City of Burlington through See-Click-Fix, such as power outages. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. If you are in need of shelter or other basic services call 2-1-1.  

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