Maryland Hurricane Floyd (DR-1303)

Incident period: September 16, 1999 to September 20, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 24, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 14, 1999
News Release
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Federal disaster assistance programs may be available to help certain not-for-profit organizations with emergency and permanent repair work in the wake of Hurricane Floyd and the floods that followed. Eligible applicants must be tax exempt, open to the public, in use at the time of the disaster, and provide a government-type service. Examples of organizations that may be eligible for disaster assistance include volunteer fire departments, colleges, utilities, ambulance services and museums.
October 9, 1999
News Release
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Nobody can stop a flood. Nobody can erase the bad memories and financial loss. But having flood insurance can go a long way toward helping put the pieces back together. That is the message that state and federal disaster recovery officials are sending to Maryland residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd. Officials are urging homeowners and renters to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Floods are caused by many events -- hurricanes, storms, melting snow, or dam or levee failure.
October 7, 1999
News Release
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Hurricane Floyd and the floods that followed resulted in 11 Maryland counties being declared eligible for disaster assistance. Now is the time to look toward the future and work to minimize future disaster damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) takes a serious look at problems caused by disasters and funds projects designed to "mitigate" (minimize or eliminate) future risk and losses.
October 6, 1999
News Release
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- If you suffered damage from Hurricane Floyd and the floods that followed during September 16 to 20 and were insured, you may still be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 5, 1999
News Release
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Victims of Hurricane Floyd who have registered with FEMA may be eligible for a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA loan application is sent to all applicants (both individuals and business owners) who may qualify for a loan.
October 4, 1999
News Release
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's toll free Disaster Information Helpline is available to aid those affected by Hurricane Floyd. Disaster victims who need information about available assistance programs or want to learn about the status of their applications for disaster assistance may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).

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