his weekend Gov. Phil Scott visited Orleans County

This weekend Gov. Phil Scott visited Orleans County to assess flood damage and continues to urge residents and businesses across the state to ensure they have reported any damage and losses related to the historic flooding from two weeks ago. During the state’s latest briefing on the flood Tuesday, Scott remarked on his visit to the Ethan Allen manufacturing facility in Orleans Saturday. Scott continued to stress the importance of Vermonters reporting damage related to the flooding, even if the residents or business owners are certain they aren’t eligible for assistance or have already cleaned it up. Orleans County is one of six counties not yet included in the federal disaster declaration. Parts of Orleans County were hit badly by flood waters, including Barton, Orleans and beyond. The Ethan Allen plant, which employs about 240 people, had several feet of flood water and has ceased operations while cleanup efforts continue. Employees impacted by the shutdown are eligible for unemployment benefits.