FEMA opening 2 disaster centers in W. Md.

February 05, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening two mobile disaster recovery centers today in Frederick and Garrett counties for people whose homes and properties were damaged by flooding between Jan. 19 and Jan 31.

"We wanted to make sure that the people in or near the area hardest hit by the flooding would be helped, so we decided to go wherever they are, instead of having them come to us," said FEMA spokeswoman Mary Margaret Walker.

She said people can go to the Community Center on Balinger Creek Road in the Frederick County community of Point of Rocks, and to the Social Services Building at 12578 Garrett Highway in Oakland to get services, seek advice and make loan applications.

After Wednesday, the mobile centers may set up in other affected communities, Ms. Walker said.

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