Author Archives: Kim Thiele

Was the Damage Substantial?

By Ned Swanberg and Rebecca Pfeiffer, State of Vermont After a local flood, fire, or other disaster, an obscure legal responsibility slips out of the fine print to surprise and confound municipal officials: the duty to assess for Substantial Damage … Continue reading

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MOMENTS OF MISFORTUNE, Part 1

A six-part story of the trials and tribulations of a family during a major disaster event. MOMENTS OF MISFORTUNE – Part 1 By Chuck WallaceEdited by Lisa Ballou I knew it! Here he comes. Just like clockwork. He must have … Continue reading

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National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform

American Bar Association View or download as a pdf: Joe Rossi Edward Thomas on NFIP Reform Summer  2018

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Article: Vermont – Avoiding the Vicious Cycle

By Mike Kline, Vermont Rivers Program Manager and Ned Swanberg, Regional Floodplain Manager November 8, 2018 Vermont is making substantial progress to reduce damages from its de-stabilized rivers.  This is a major change from the 1970s when the state began … Continue reading

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