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President Declares Disaster for District of Columbia

Release date: 
March 4, 2016
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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 local recovery efforts in the area affected by a snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to District and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures taken in response to the snowstorm.  In addition, assistance is available to the District on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.

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

Donald L. Keldsen has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Keldsen 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: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:04