Effects of Hurricane Irene in Vermont

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Thursday a disaster a few areas of Vermont affected by hurricane "Irene".

Ministry of National Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate efforts to help the people. As ITAR-TASS news agency, it means that the local authorities of the federal budget will be allocated to assist in the aftermath of the disaster. Assistance will be provided to residents of the counties affected by the storm — Chittenden, Rutland, Washington and Windsor.

The allocated funds will be used primarily for the repair of damaged private homes and rental of temporary housing for the residents of the affected areas. Population will also be marked with soft loans for losses as a property that is not insured.

In the state of Vermont and New Jersey continued flooding caused by last weekend struck America's Gulf Coast hurricane "Irene". Due to flooding closed many roads and bridges, several cities have been cut off from the outside world, without electricity still many homes.

Meanwhile, as reportedRIA "Novosti", hurricane "Kate", formed Tuesday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, weakened to a tropical storm, though, weather forecasts, may again increase.

At present the center of tropical storm is about 1.5 thousand miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 30 kilometers per hour. Speed associated winds reaching 113 kilometers per hour, said Associated Press.

Forecasters predict that the "Kate" could dramatically worsen in the coming weekend, but it is too early to say whether the hurricane will touch the U.S. coast.

Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour.

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