Glendening requests federal disaster aid

September 13, 1996

Gov. Parris N. Glendening requested federal disaster aid yesterday for six Maryland counties that sustained severe flood damage in the wake of Hurricane Fran.

In a letter to President Clinton, the governor asked that Allegany, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties be declared major disaster areas.

But disaster officials were not optimistic because the damage estimates of $1.4 million to public infrastructure are below the $5 million mark that the Federal Emergency Management Agency generally requires before recommending presidential declarations.

Pub Date: 9/13/96

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