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Upper Valley Strong Hires Disaster Case Managers

As a result of the numerous requests for assistance from the recent flood event, Upper Valley Strong hired two new disaster case managers.  UV Strong wants to welcome these wonderful people and thank them for joining us in our disaster recovery efforts.   Matt Coates is new to the disaster case management field and excited […]

Flood Cases Continue to Rise

The number of flood related cases in our area continues to rise.  Disaster-related damages range from flooded basements, flood debris on properties, and by far the most numerous, damaged driveways.  Upper Valley Strong is reaching out to towns, municipalities, and numerous emergency managers to try to locate people whose homes, properties, and businesses have been […]

DEMHS Promotes Regional Groups

DEMHS Invests in Regional Disaster Recovery Groups The Vermont Department of Emergency Management Homeland Security (DEMHS) awarded a $21,000 grant to Anne Duncan Cooley and Anne Goodrich, both of Upper Valley Strong, to provide consulting services in support of regional disaster recovery groups.  Consulting services will support Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs).  COADs coordinate local, […]

UV Strong Welcomes New COVER Executive Director

Upper Valley Strong bids a fond farewell to Rob Schultz, former Executive Director at COVER Home Repair. Rob was an early member of Upper Valley Strong’s Long Term Recovery Committee in 2011 and continued as an integral part of UV Strong’s Steering Committee. Thankfully, Bill Neukomm, COVER’s new Executive Director, has agreed to join the […]

Upper Valley Strong Now Offers Volunteer Safety Training

  Interested in learning how to help people in our area in times of disaster? Thanks to a grant from Hypertherm’s HOPE Foundation, Upper Valley Strong provides training to local organizations and residents so they can conduct themselves safely and more effectively in times of disasters. This training covers topics that every volunteer on a disaster site needs […]

Lessons Learned from Irene:

Lebanon Storm Recovery Public Update

WHEN: This Monday, 9/23, from 6 pm till 7:30 pm WHERE:  Courtyard Marriott, 10 Morgan Drive, Centerra, Lebanon. From downtown Lebanon, take NH 120 north to the DHMC/Centerra intersection at the top of the hill. Turn right into Centerra, and turn immediately right again onto Morgan Drive. Take the 2nd driveway on your right into […]

Lebanon Flooding-Here’s How to Help

This morning we start work with volunteer teams in the Slayton Hill neighborhood of Lebanon that was flooded earlier this week. We need volunteers for many tasks in the next few days, so if you are willing to help, please fill out our volunteer form at  Over the next few days we will be […]

Families in Lebanon Evacuated Due to Flooding

Volunteers and Donations Needed! Flooding in Lebanon NH on the night of July 2 displaced a number of families, including 17 in Twin Pines Housing Trust’s new Rivermere development. We are currently working to organize volunteers and resources to move people and relocate them. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Goodrich, Volunteer […]

Hartford Hazard Mitigation Plan – Public Meeting

ARE YOU PREPARED? Do you think Hartford is well prepared? Please provide your input into the HARTFORD HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN at a PUBLIC MEETING (really good food will be available…) on a choice of: Tuesday, February 19 at 6:00 pm, above the Upper Valley Co-op (follow signs around back to Vital Communities offices on the […]

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