news release of 5/31/11, 11a.m.
Landslides: Homeowners and citizens are urged to keep a close eye on conditions around their homes due to heightened landslide concerns. State Geologist Laurence Becker says this activity includes small landslides, cracks in the ground, or any other unusual ground conditions that were not previously there.
Other things to look for:
- Look for changes in landscape and water drainage, or new cracks in foundations and sidewalks.
- Watch the patterns of storm-water drainage on slopes near your home or business, and note especially the places where runoff water converges, increasing flow over soil-covered slopes. Watch the hillsides around your home or business for signs of land movement, such as small landslides or debris flows or progressively tilting trees. Anyone who notices these signs should call their local fire or police.
211: Those homeowners who have suffered damage in the most recent floods are asked to call 2-1-1 to report that damage.
Current Road closures: Rt. 5 in Barnet/Passumpsic / Rt. 14
E. Montpelier / Rt. 2 Cabot
Several other local roads are closed; please respect all road closures.
For road closures dial 511 or go to www.511vt.com.
Mark Bosma, Public Information Officer,
Emergency Management Vermont
(800) 347-0488 http://vem.vermont.gov