President Declares Major Disaster For Maryland

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Release date: 
May 6, 2010
Release Number: 
HQ-10-094

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Craig Fugate, announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and snowstorms during the period of February 5-11, 2010.

Federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms and snowstorms in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Saint Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, and Wicomico Counties and the Independent City of Baltimore.

In addition, assistance is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Saint Mary’s, Washington, and Wicomico Counties and the Independent City of Baltimore, and for a continuous 72-hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Cecil, Howard, Kent, and Talbot Counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties within the state.

Regis Leo Phelan has been named the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Phelan said that additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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