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Flood relief effort to launch in Vermont

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Plans for a flood relief fund to benefit Vermont businesses damaged during Irene will be launched this week.

Organizers say the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund has been established to get immediate grants to businesses that were damaged in flooding from the Aug. 28 storm.

On Monday in Waterbury, the principals will unveil plans for the fundraising effort, which is aimed at small businesses that organizers say are the backbone of Vermont's economy.

Details will be unveiled at a 12:30 p.m. news conference at 49 South Main Street, next to the fire station.

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