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June 26, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- There is less than a week left for residents and business owners in Charles, Calvert and Dorchester counties to register for disaster assistance that may be available for April 28 tornado damages. The deadline is Monday, July 1, 2002. The toll-free registration number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Operators are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585.
June 3, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- A month after President Bush declared Calvert, Charles and Dorchester counties federal disaster areas as a result of April 28 tornado damage, state and federal response and recovery efforts have reached more than $9.1 million in grants and loans. "We encourage those who are waiting for insurance or find insurance falling short to call us as soon as possible to access available recovery programs," said State Coordinating Officer Donald L. Keldsen of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
May 28, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- Local businesses and libraries are offering free brochures produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on how to reduce disaster risks, "The information we're making available will show how to reduce or eliminate the effects of natural disasters," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies. The brochures are distributed in areas that suffered damages from the April 28 tornado.
May 23, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- Federal agencies will end their presence at the People’s Place at the close of business Friday, May 31. After that, these agencies will continue to serve the needs of tornado affected residents of southern Maryland through their 800 toll free telephone services, state and federal recovery officials said today.
May 21, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- Federal and state disaster assistance to those affected by the April 28 tornado in Calvert, Charles and Dorchester counties has reached more than $1.7 million said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Grants and loans to help with recovery are reaching those affected," Davies added. "We urge anyone with disaster-related damage that has not yet contacted us, to do so by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
May 20, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- Hours to register through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for various sources to help with recovering from the April 28 tornado damages are now 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, federal and state recovery officials said today. The registration center will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday - May 25 through May 27 - for Memorial Day and will reopen for business at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 28.
May 17, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- People and businesses damaged by the April 28 tornado may be eligible for immediate tax refunds, if the taxpayer files an amended return for 2001. The U. S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a variety of assistance to disaster survivors and may allow casualty losses that were suffered on real property, home personal property and household goods to be deducted on the income tax return if they are not covered by insurance.
May 17, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- Under the Public Assistance Program requested by Governor Parris N. Glendening and declared by President Bush, certain private non-profit organizations which perform emergency services or had facilities damaged in Calvert and Charles counties may be eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the tornado damage of April 28. June 5 is the deadline for submitting a Request for Public Assistance.
May 17, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- In a time of disaster fraud occurs, and citizens should take the proper precautions to protect themselves and their businesses, said Charles County Sheriff Frederick E. Davis today. "Residents and members of our business community can take steps to protect themselves and avoid fraud when hiring contractors to clean property, remove debris or make repairs," he explained.
May 16, 2002
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- "A grant program for tornado affected residents declined for a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loan is now available," said State Coordinating Officer Donald L. Keldsen, acting director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). "The Individual and Family Grant Program (IFG) helps those least able to recover from the effects of a disaster, people who find all other recovery resources unavailable to meet essential and necessary unmet needs," he said.

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