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Stephen Davoll, a 63-year-old Vermont man who drowned in his home is the first confirmed death related to the state’s historic flood.
The Vermont Department of Health confirmed that Stephen Davoll of Barre City died “as a result of a drowning accident at his home” on Wednesday, a spokesman for Vermont Emergency Management said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. The flood occurred in the basement of the house. “The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner investigated the death, in cooperation with the Barre City Police Department,” the statement read. “Vertmontians are urged to continue to exercise extra care during the latest round of storms and when returning home and repairing damage.” Davoll was checking the rising water levels in the lower level of his home on Wednesday when he was found unconscious, his family told VTDigger. “It’s a shock, it’s a terrible shock,” said Davoll’s sister-in-law, Barbara Pennell.
Stephen Davoll was 63 years old.
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Davoll lived with Pennell and his wife, Beverly Frost, a block from a tributary of the Winooski River, according to the outlet. Earlier this week, the river had reached its second-highest water level on record, “behind only the historic 1927 flood,” according to the city of Montpelier. The Green Mountain State has been dealing with periods of unrelenting rain that began on Sunday. Another round of storms moved through the area Thursday night, and forecasters are predicting more rain for the region through at least Sunday, according to the Associated Press. “We haven’t seen rain like this since Irene,” Gov. Phil Scott said, referring to the tropical storm that hit the state in August 2011, according to AP. President Joe Biden approved a request “for a declaration of emergency covering all 14 counties” in Vermont, Scott said in a tweet earlier this week.