President Declares Disaster For Maryland

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Release date: 
October 5, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-203

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 Maryland to supplement district and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee during the period of September 6-9, 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 the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Charles, and Prince George’s counties.

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 district and warranted by the results of further damage assessments

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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