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April 1, 1994
The powerful floods that tore apart the Midwest last summerTC have helped, in the aftermath, to forge continuing bonds between those devastated farm towns and dozens of small Maryland communities. Relief efforts continue by many Marylanders who have adopted flooded sister towns along the Mississippi River, a testament to their enduring, helping spirit and generosity.Communities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri continue to benefit from the flood-relief activities coming from this state. About two dozen Maryland municipalities maintain their ties with flooded communities that are still faced with immense obstacles to recovery.
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January 31, 2012
An article in the Feb. 3, 1912 edition of The Argus reported health officials are investigating the source of a typhoid fever that has stricken more in the area. With two more cases of typhoid reported, bringing the total up to 10, Health Officer West is redoubling his efforts to ascertain the cause of the outbreak at Catonsville. The new cases are those of Christian Lentz , the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Lentz of Edmondson avenue, and Mrs. Alfred W. Gieske , a relative, living nearby.
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NEWS
October 27, 1993
Fund-raising activities continue to fill the coffers of the Mount Airy Flood Relief Fund. Combined efforts have so far raised $21,811.The latest event, in which eight Mount Airy restaurants donated 10 percent of their profits from Oct. 13 to the fund, raised more than $571. Three restaurants still have to report their contributions, said Suzanne Mead, a flood relief committee member.Mount Airy residents began raising money for the flood-ravaged town of Alexandria, Mo., in August. The town of 500 is at the confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 16, 2006
Almost three weeks after floodwaters swept through parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a destructive force not experienced in decades, residents and officials are struggling to begin a vast recovery effort that could end up costing $1 billion or more. With most of the worst damage in rural communities, the full scope of the destruction is still being assessed. Forty-five counties in the three states have been declared federal disaster areas. "The amount of damage and the extent of flooding are the most seen in 30 years," said Larry Sommers, the deputy field coordinator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in New York.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | November 3, 1993
It snowed Saturday in Hancock County, Illinois, where many farms are still under water from the summer's flood and where residents are eagerly awaiting flood relief from Hampstead and Carroll County."
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | September 22, 1993
Carroll government workers are organizing a walk-a-thon and starting a drive to collect school supplies, toys, sports equipment and animal feed to help Midwest flood victims.Employees have formed Carroll's Community Flood Relief Fund to collect money and supplies for Hancock County, Ill., at the confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers."We're doing this from the heart. We just want to help people," said Kay Church, a receptionist at the County Office Building.Mrs. Church, an avid walker, is organizing the 6.2-mile (10 kilometer)
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | September 23, 1993
Lt. Gov. Melvin Steinberg tipped his hat yesterday to the citizens of Mount Airy, who in six weeks have raised $10,000 for flood victims in a Missouri town.In a visit to the Olde Town Restaurant on Main Street, Mr. Steinberg praised Mount Airy's flood relief committee and pledged to help in its efforts to assist the town of Alexandria, Mo.Concerned about the victims of the devastating Midwest floods, Mount Airy adopted the town of about 500 people at the confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | September 17, 1993
Elvis is alive and well in New Windsor -- at least he will be this weekend.But The King -- incarnated in local impersonator Kevin Michael -- is just one of the people throwing his weight behind tomorrow's New Windsor Fall Fest, sponsored by the Pike Creek Jaycees.All proceeds from the event, to be held at the New Windsor carnival grounds from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will go to flood relief in Missouri."Everything short of expenses goes to flood relief," said Cheri L. Babington, a member of the event's committee.
NEWS
October 27, 1993
The first shipment from Carroll Community Flood Relief will start its journey to Hancock County, Ill., Monday. The town of Manchester contributed 1,000 bales of alfalfa to be transported by Roadway Shipping.Future shipments will include proceeds from various fund-raising activities planned throughout the county. They include:* Carroll Community Flood Relief 10K (6.2-mile) Walk-a-Thon from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 7. Walkers and sponsors are needed. Contact Kay Church at 848-4500.* Carroll County area Cub Scouts have set Nov. 6-7 as collection days.
NEWS
December 29, 1993
A Carroll grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old Mount Airy man on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl between May and Nov. 4, Circuit Court records show.Michael Shawn Wyatt of the 5500 block of Cindy Court was released yesterday after posting $5,000 bond. Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold ordered him not to have contact with the girl or her family.Mr. Wyatt is charged with second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree sexual offense, two counts of unnatural and perverted sexual practice, sodomy, a third-degree sexual offense and a fourth-degree sexual offense.
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By Jules Witcover and Jules Witcover,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 13, 2000
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For a year now, former Sen. Bill Bradley has been insisting that he will stay on the high road in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination against Vice President Al Gore. Here in Iowa, that commitment is meeting a stiff test, as Gore hammers Bradley on past Senate votes that the vice president says show an insensitivity to farmers' needs. Gore's assertion in their debate here Saturday that Bradley voted in 1993 against disaster relief for Iowa flood victims has thrown Bradley on the defensive.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | May 27, 1999
From helpful to unusable, U.S. donations for refugees expelled from Kosovo are flooding relief agencies at a record pace, nine weeks after NATO bombs began to rain on Yugoslavia.Coming so quickly after Hurricane Mitch devastated Central America in October, the response to the Balkan crisis has heartened agencies worried about donor fatigue.At the same time, relief workers laboring in other parts of the world -- and on social issues here -- are shaking their heads at the selectivity of the media's focus and donors' attention.
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By Donna Abel and Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 1999
THE TEXAS FLOOD relief drive provided 80 families in and around Seguin, Texas, with a special Christmas, thanks to the support of the Mount Airy community.Thirty families were adopted and sent individual Christmas presents. More than $4,000 was contributed and went toward purchasing gift certificates for another 50 families. The presents and gift certificates arrived by Christmas Eve.Gail Crum, coordinator of the flood drive who worked in Seguin as a field representative with the Social Security Administration, remembers the small Texas town as a place of friendly, caring people.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 17, 1996
ROSCOE, N.Y. - The flood that swamped the western Catskills last January seemed insatiable, plucking trees out by their roots, plunging bridges into streams, wrecking homes and stores and leaving eight people dead.No one in this countryside famed for its 2-foot wild trout could remember anything like it, and federal officials declared the flood the state's worst calamity in 24 years.Here and in the other mountain villages in Delaware and Sullivan counties just beyond the Borscht Belt, people set to work, with the gritty resourcefulness that is a point of native pride and with $8.3 million in federal and state emergency money.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 18, 1996
President Clinton yesterday declared Allegany and Frederick counties disaster areas, enabling residents and business owners to apply for federal aid to pay for damage caused by Tropical Storm Fran earlier this month.Gov. Parris N. Glendening had requested the disaster area designation for Garrett, Washington, Charles and Calvert counties, but it was denied."Today's approval marks an important first step in helping Marylanders who were most severely affected by the flooding get the assistance they need to recover from their devastating losses," Glendening said in a statement.
NEWS
February 13, 1996
The Disaster Recovery Center in Westminster will be open until 6 p.m tomorrow for residents applying for emergency flood disaster relief.The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Maryland Emergency Management Agency encourage people who sustained flood damage to visit the center.Help will still be available after the centers close through the Small Business Administration loan officers on site and FEMA Community Relations teams in the disaster areas.FEMA can be called from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at (800)
NEWS
December 26, 1993
A Flood Of Good WillWhen Donald Dell, along with Pat Hill, Nicki Smith and Bonnie Crising, went to observe and direct flood relief efforts in Hancock and Jefferson counties, he carried with him a check signed by Mabel and me.The monies donated to those two stricken places were a direct result of the best idea I've had in ages.Knowing the kids were planning a gigantic 50th anniversary bash, I suggested and Mabel agreed that the invitations ask the folks to donate to flood relief in lieu of presents.
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By Kathy Sutphin and Kathy Sutphin,Contributing Writer | August 9, 1993
The flood relief effort of Winfield, Md., for Winfield, Mo., began with an atlas, a telephone and one woman's concern for Americans in trouble.After weeks of watching news accounts of residents of the Midwest made homeless by the Mississippi flooding, Wanda Legore decided she was going to do something to help.Mrs. Legore, a lifelong Winfield resident, said she took out an atlas Wednesday to look for an area to focus a flood relief effort. There, "not far off" the jagged path of the swollen waterway, Mrs. Legore said she discovered Winfield, Mo., "spelled exactly like we are."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 4, 1996
A team of federal, state and local officials toured western Carroll County Friday to determine whether the county qualifies for federal disaster relief in the wake of last month's flooding.Five other Maryland counties were declared disaster areas by President Clinton Jan. 23 because of flooding, but Carroll officials did not request federal help at first.Minor flooding occurred around the county, and there was serious flood-related damage along the banks of the Monocacy River in Detour and Little Pipe Creek in Union Bridge Jan. 19.The county applied for federal aid last week, and the governor forwarded that request to federal officials.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | April 15, 1994
Mount Airy's Flood Relief Fund to benefit Alexandria, Mo., continues to rise slowly but surely -- and local concern for those whose lives were devastated by last summer's floods refuses to recede.The total amount of cash donations as of Wednesday was $48,756.89, said committee member Suzanne Mead.Mount Airy Mayor Gerald Johnson will soon lead a caravan of volunteers to Missouri to help several residents rebuild their homes, according to Mrs. Mead.The next fund-raiser will be May 14, the Mount Airy Flood Relief Main Street Flower Mart in the downtown business district.
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