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
News Release
Waldorf, MD -- Maryland and its communities now qualify for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency," according to Kimberly Golden, Maryland's Hazard Mitigation Officer. The grant program is available in the wake of the historic tornado damage of April 28 and the subsequent disaster declaration of President Bush.
May 6, 2002
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.


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