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Vt. FEMA office closing 2 years after Irene

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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's Federal Emergency Management Agency office is closing after more than two years of helping the state recover from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

The agency will continue to process property buy-outs and reimbursements through its Boston office.

More than two years after Tropical Storm Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is closing up shop in Vermont, leaving a state both frustrated by the agency's bureaucracy and rebuilt with help from more than $500 million in aid, much of it provided by FEMA.

Vermont officials are grateful for the assistance, but the relationship between the state and FEMA wasn't always smooth.

Vermont Public Radio reports some individuals felt they got misleading information from FEMA.

FEMA's Mark Landry says the agency has to continue to improve its training.

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