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President Declares Disaster for State of Maryland

March 5th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state 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 severe winter storm and snowstorm in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Washington, Worcester counties and the Independent City of Baltimore.

Federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, and Washington counties and the Independent City of Baltimore.

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

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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