Floodwaters are subsiding around the state

Floodwaters are subsiding around the state after much of of it was slammed with heavy rain and high temperatures. “I am calling on anyone who is able to help their communities,” Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday afternoon. He says while the worst is over in most parts of the state, the cleanup is beginning. State emergency officials say there were no reported deaths or injuries from the flooding, although swift water rescue teams made 12 rescues. Nine of those involved people stuck in vehicles. Three people were also plucked from their home in the town of Jamaica, just one of the towns where voluntary evacuations took place after rising rivers spilled their banks. The Winooski River crested Monday evening in Central Vermont, peaking just short of major flood stage. The Lamoille River in Johnson also set a record, reaching the fourth-highest level on record. Numerous communities from Colchester to Troy to the Mad River Valley were hit by the rains. Fifteen wastewater plants had some overflow issues but no permanent damage. The scope of the damage is still being assessed. The state also wants homeowners to report their damage to Vermont-211.