President Declares Disaster for District of Columbia

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Release date: 
December 5, 2012
Release Number: 
HQ-12-155

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the District of Columbia to supplement the district and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 26 to October 31, 2012.

The President's action makes federal funding available to the 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 Sandy in the District of Columbia.

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

Jack Schuback has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Schuback 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: 
December 5, 2012 - 21:55
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