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Concentration of Homeless Following Vermont Floods

Certainly not an expected outcome from the flooding.

I'm actually traveling on vacation in New England and had the opportunity to visit Vermont. One city in particular I noted as having a significant population of homeless people on the streets. I inquired of a security guard why that was true.

He shared that an outcome of the Vermont floods of July 2023 was that many homeless people were displaced from the small towns surrounding Burlington, which I think is the most populous city in the state. As he described it, one Friday they all showed up in that city and provided another type of inundation.

It is an example of a consequence that likely could not be predicted that is an outcome of a flooding event — or other disaster in the future. Something to consider in your own jurisdictional setting.
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