President Declares Disaster for District of Columbia

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September 28, 2011
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the District of Columbia to supplement district and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Irene during the period of August 26 to September 1, 2011.

Federal funding is available to district 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 Hurricane Irene in the District of Columbia.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures in the District of Columbia.

Kim R. Kadesch has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Kadesch said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the district and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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