Maryland to get disaster aid

April 11, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Maryland's request for federal disaster aid to deal with the cleanup costs of severe late January storms has been approved with President Clinton announcing the relief effort yesterday.

A dozen counties, and Baltimore City, will receive aid to replenish storm budgets depleted during the storms that occurred Jan. 25-30. In requesting the money, Maryland officials estimated needed funds at about $13 million.

Each jurisdiction -- the city plus Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Kent, St. Mary's, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties -- will apply individually for the money.

Surveys of the damage and cleanup are continuing, and additional assistance may be added.

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