WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on September 16, 2010.
Federal funding is available to 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 storms and tornadoes in the counties of Kings, Queens, and Richmond.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
FEMA named Phillip E. Parr as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area. Parr said that additional designations may be made at a later date after further evaluation.
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