Flood damage is set at $1.3 million by state

September 12, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Fran did more than $1.3 million in damage to Maryland roads, bridges and other public structures, a Maryland Emergency Management Agency official said yesterday.

The estimates from damage assessment teams will be used by the Glendening administration to support its preliminary request for federal disaster aid for as many as six counties in Western and Southern Maryland.

House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. said he asked U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to convene a summit meeting with federal and state agencies to create long-range strategy against future flooding in Allegany County. Possibilities include relocating buildings and building flood control.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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