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.
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).
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.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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