Auto glass shops in Vermont are bracing for another round of rainfall just days after a storm flooded many streets and homes in the central part of the state.
More than 200 people trapped by floodwater have been rescued since Sunday, Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Jennifer Morrison told CNN. No deaths were reported.
Another torrent could potentially hit the southern portion of The Green Mountain State this afternoon and last until 8 p.m., though it’s not forecast to be as severe as the first storm, the article says.
New England Auto Glass in Montpelier, Vt., was among the many businesses impacted by the natural disaster, forcing the shop to close for two days, according to a company representative who spoke with glassBYTEs. It’s now back to running at full capacity.
The worst of the initial rainfall steered clear of Champion Auto Glass in New Haven, Vt., but the business was still indirectly impacted. A shop representative told glassBYTEs that “the delivery people have been affected” as flooded roads have prevented timely deliveries of glass.
Last week, Vermont Governor Phil Scott declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.
“Today I will submit the request for President Biden for a major disaster declaration, which, if approved, would provide federal disaster relief funds, which would be very helpful to communities in the recovery phase,” Scott is quoted in the article.