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Obama declares disaster for Md., offers funding

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced federal disaster aid is being made available to Maryland to support state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The disaster declaration by President Barack Obama announced Tuesday night makes federal funding available to state and local governments and to certain nonprofits. Funding is provided on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities.

The disaster declaration covers Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties, as well as Baltimore City.

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