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President Declares Disaster for Delaware

Release date: 
March 16, 2016
Release Number: 
HQ-16-025

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 State of Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the severe winter storm and flooding during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and 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 severe winter storm and flooding in Sussex County.

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

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 state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:04