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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2011
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added Baltimore and Baltimore County to the list of 13 Maryland counties eligible for federal disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene. FEMA and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said the federal aid will support local recovery expenditures by state and local governments and some private, non-profit organizations. Eligible work includes the replacement and repair damaged roads, bridges, buildings, utilities, recreation areas and other public facilities.
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BUSINESS
October 22, 1998
The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared nine Southern Maryland and Eastern Shore counties that suffered severe drought damage this summer federal disaster areas yesterday.To qualify, the counties had to have posted at least a 30 percent loss of a major crop. The counties are: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Dorchester, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester.A disaster declaration makes farmers in those counties eligible to apply for low-interest loans to help finance next year's planting.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2010
Maryland will receive more than $15.4 million in federal disaster funds to help state and local governments and some private, non-profit organizations replenish funds expended during last winter's snow storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $14.1 million for costs incurred during the Dec. 18-20 blizzard, and another $1.3 million for expenditures during the Feb. 5-11 storms. Three-quarters of the funds will be made available right away, the agency said. The rest will follow as paperwork is processed.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm. In a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator W. Craig Fugate, the lawmakers said the weather system — produced by Hurricane Sandy — cut power to the county for a week and damaged 23 homes. "Garrett County was hit extremely hard by Hurricane Sandy, and the people of Western Maryland will remember this storm and the damage it did for a long time," said Rep. John Delaney, a Montgomery County lawmaker who signed the letter, along with Sens.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
Baltimore County will receive more than $4 million in federal funds to help cover the costs of snow cleanup after the back-to-back blizzards in February last year. The assistance, approved Wednesday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will cover 75 percent of the county's spending on snow removal, including labor and overtime, road salt and contractor services. It represents a 75 percent federal share of the county's spending. FEMA officials said they had also approved more than $1 million in weather disaster assistance to the State Highway Administration, and almost $6.5 million to Montgomery County.
NEWS
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2003
If those lingering snow piles could speak, they might have mimicked yesterday the wicked witch from the Land of Oz: "I'm melting, I'm melting." Springlike temperatures further diminished what frosty mounds remain from the record snowstorm last month and brought Marylanders outdoors to relish a sudden surge of spring. With a high of 59 degrees recorded at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the afternoon was warm enough for walkers to shed their coats, middle-schoolers in shirtsleeves to toss snowballs and public works crews to take a break (however brief)
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,Sun reporter | May 23, 2008
A legislative oversight committee approved tough new regulations yesterday aimed at restoring the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population by significantly cutting the harvest of female crabs. The rules - approved over the protests of watermen and Eastern Shore lawmakers - mean the season for females will end Oct. 23, about two months early. The rules also impose limits on how many bushels of females watermen can catch. State officials said they had no choice but to impose stiff measures because the crab population has fallen precipitously.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | October 10, 1998
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest forecasts on the fall harvest yesterday, and there was nothing comforting in the numbers for Maryland grain farmers suffering through a second consecutive year of serious drought."
NEWS
January 11, 1996
"THE BUDGET IS busted but roads are in good shape." That was Gov. Parris N. Glendening's assessment of the situation yesterday as Maryland gradually dug out from under the snow dumped by the weekend's Blizzard of '96 and subsequent snowfalls.Each year, the state and Maryland's 24 local jurisdictions take a gamble with their snow removal budgets. They allocate some money for storms -- hoping against hope that little, if any, will have to be spent and those funds can be used to cover shortfalls in other budgets.
NEWS
September 24, 2003
Disaster assistance available for victims of Isabel Federal disaster assistance is available for victims of Isabel. Residents with significant property damage should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency to apply. Residents have 60 days to apply and should file claims with their insurance companies before calling FEMA. The government does not cover damage or losses covered by private insurance. Financial assistance may be provided for temporary housing; loans and grants may be available for repairs to homes, personal property or businesses.
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