Balto. Co. gets $4.9 million in federal aid from winter storms

FEMA help will defray some of the cost from three blizzards

September 23, 2010

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday that it would send about $4.9 million to Baltimore County for costs associated with severe winter storms in December 2009 and February 2010.

"It's a tremendous help to be reimbursed for some of the unexpected and unbudgeted expenses from last winter's extreme snowstorms, and I give a lot of credit to the Governor and the staff at [the Maryland Emergency Management Agency] for reaching out to us and really going to bat for the local jurisdictions," said County Executive James T. Smith Jr.

The county spent about $20 million on snow removal and other costs associated with the three snowstorms. FEMA has to date awarded more than $30 million to Maryland jurisdictions affected by the snow disasters.

mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

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