New York helping with Vermont flood recovery

New York will be helping Vermont recover from the severe damage left after recent floods.

The governor announced that New York has sent nine engineers from the New York Power Authority and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

She says they will help with dam safety evaluations throughout the state.

This is in response to Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s request for help.

They will be doing visual safety inspections on non-hydroelectric and non-federally licensed dams.

There are more than 400 dams within Vermont that hold enough water to pose a risk if the dam were to fail.