Maryland Hurricane Sandy (DR-4091)
Incident period: October 26, 2012 to November 4, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 20, 2012
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 31, 2012
HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- Survivors have the right to appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision about what assistance they can receive. The survivor may ask for another review in order to appeal the decision on amount, type of assistance or any other decision regarding federal disaster assistance.
December 28, 2012
Hunt Valley, Md. – Fraud and scams are age-old issues that surface in the aftermath of any disaster. Using old and new methods, scam artists seek to obtain vital information or take advantage of survivors focused on recovery. Maryland residents need to be on alert. Some of the most common scams after a disaster include: Home Repair Scams
December 28, 2012
HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- State and federal disaster assistance is bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage or loss as a result of Hurricane Sandy. But Maryland Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are urging storm survivors to use disaster funds wisely and only for their intended purpose.
December 17, 2012
HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Residents in Somerset County affected by Hurricane Sandy can get first-hand information about disaster assistance and resources available to them directly from Federal Emergency Management Agency and Maryland Emergency Management Agency specialists at a Disaster Recovery Center. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the following location beginning Tuesday, December 18, 2012: The Lower Somerset County Ambulance & Rescue Squad Building #2 Mill Lane Crisfield, MD 21817
December 15, 2012
HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Federal Emergency Management Agency officials today announced that Individual Assistance has been authorized for Somerset County under President Obama’s disaster declaration for Hurricane Sandy. Homeowners and renters may be eligible for grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses, as well as low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA disaster loans also are available to businesses of all sizes and to nonprofit organizations.
December 4, 2012
HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Weather happens. Sometimes it's severe enough to cause flooding and wind damage like Superstorm Sandy did in Maryland, especially on the Eastern Shore. You can take steps before the next disaster to protect your family and minimize property damage. It's called "hazard mitigation."