President Declares Disaster For Delaware

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Release date: 
September 30, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-202

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the state of Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Irene during the period of August 25-31, 2011. 

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 Hurricane Irene in the counties of Kent and Sussex.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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