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Disaster relief starts flowing into Vermont

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

As Vermont is helping with disaster recovery from Superstorm Sandy, the state is also receiving disaster relief.

Federal grant funding is on the way to help several communities rebuild from the devastating floods of 2011. This first round of funding includes $1 million in grants and loans to businesses, primarily in Washington and Windsor counties.

Johnson will get $309,000 to help replace the grocery store that was destroyed in last year's spring floods.

The Brattleboro Housing Authority gets $100,000 to help identify safer locations for housing flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.

And the town of Waterbury also gets $100,000 to help site and design a new municipal office complex.

This is just the first $1.5 million of nearly $22 million in disaster recovery block grants Vermont is expected to receive.

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