Vermont’s Disaster Case Management Program, which helps people recover from Tropical Storm Irene, was supposed to wrap up its work at the end of August, by the second year anniversary of the flood.
But the program just got word FEMA will extend the program’s funding.
Bob Costantino, who directs the program, says there are still people recovering from Irene who are calling, for the first time, looking for help.
“People tended to say initially ‘I don’t really need the help, help my neighbor’”, said Costantino. “And then people saw later on that they did need help.”