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Vermont Communities Brace For Flooding As Record Warmth Forecast

Officials in two Vermont towns hit by ice-jam flooding last month are preparing ... Missisquoi River who were impacted by flooding in January to once again leave their homes. They're asked to evacuate by nightfall Tuesday. The river is expected to rise ...

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Officials in two Vermont towns hit by ice-jam flooding last month are preparing for another round of rising water levels over the next few days Both Swanton and Johnson, Vermont were impacted by flooding when temperatures rose and fell dramatically in mid-January, and now the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all of central and northern Vermont and parts of northern New York through Wednesday eveningIn Swanton, the local emergency management department is advising residents near the Missisquoi River who were impacted by flooding in January to once again leave their homesThey're asked to evacuate by nightfall TuesdayThe river is expected to rise above flood stage around 3 a.mWednesday morning, according to the Swanton's police chiefIn Johnson, the selectboard approved spending late last week to hire excavators to remove ice from the Lamoille River ahead of this week's warm upNow the town is offering sandbags to residents to combat expected flooding Tags: VPR NewsThe FrequencyEnvironmentPublic SafetyTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread Related Content Johnson Is Removing Ice Jams From The Lamoille River With Heavy Equipment By Amy Kolb Noyes • Feb 17, 2018 Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR With warmer weather and rain in the forecast early next week, the Johnson Select Board has decided to take proactive measures to prevent flooding After Weekend Ice Jams Cause Flooding, Two Vermont Towns Are Assessing Damages By Amy Kolb Noyes & Henry Epp • Jan 15, 2018 Courtesy Dan Noyes Listen Listening.. / 4:50 Residents around the region are recovering after ice jams clogged some rivers and caused flooding over the weekendThe ice jams resulted from a wild temperature swing and mix of rain and snow

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