President Declares Disaster for District of Columbia

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Release date: 
November 8, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-218

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 recovery efforts in the area affected by an earthquake during the period of August 23-28, 2011.

Federal funding is available to the District of Columbia and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the earthquake in the District of Columbia.

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

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 of Columbia and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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