Maryland Tornado (DR-1409)
Incident period: April 28, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 1, 2002
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 7, 2002
Registration for Federal disaster assistance totals more than 200 for stricken residents and business owners in Charles, Calvert and Dorchester Counties as a result of the April 28 tornado. Registrations for disaster assistance are available by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For those who are hearing or speech impaired, the number is 1-800-462-7585. The call is free and recovery specialists can take registrations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
May 6, 2002
In response to Governor Parris N. Glendening's request, Calvert and Charles counties have become eligible for Public Assistance following President Bush's disaster declaration of May 1.
May 5, 2002
Waldorf, MD -- The Disaster Field Office (DFO) for the administration of recovery operations in the Presidentially declared disaster in Calvert, Charles and Dorchester Counties on April 28, has been opened in the St. Charles Towne Center. The Federal Coordinating Officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Tom Davies and State Coordinating Officer Donald L. Keldsen, is the acting director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
May 1, 2002
President Declares Major Disaster For Maryland; Three Counties Designated For Aid To Tornado Victims
Washington, DC -- Three southern Maryland counties ripped by last Sunday?s fierce tornado have been designated for federal aid by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under a major disaster declaration issued for the state today by President George W. Bush. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President authorized the assistance immediately following a review of the agency?s analysis of the state?s request for federal relief. The declaration covers damage to private property from the F5 tornado that ravaged the area on April 28.