disaster relief

Aug 8, 2014

O’Malley announces disaster relief for flooding

Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced a disaster relief package to help residents of Allegany and Washington counties who were affected by flooding in June.

Feb 6, 2013

Sandy aid includes $8.6M for Somerset County

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s two U.S. senators are announcing more federal aid to help Somerset County recover from Superstorm Sandy. Democrats Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin said Wednesday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will award $8.6 million in Community Development Block Grants to help communities on the lower Eastern Shore recover from the […]

Dec 7, 2012

Congressional aides: Obama asks $60.4B Sandy aid

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. It’s a disaster whose cost is rivaled only by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2005 Hurricane that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf […]

Nov 21, 2012

Senators urge disaster aid for individuals

WASHINGTON — Maryland senators are urging President Barack Obama to approve individual disaster assistance for Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties to help recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin made the request on Wednesday. That’s a day after the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal aid is being made available to […]

Sep 1, 2011

Red Cross consolidates Maryland operation to cut costs

HAGERSTOWN — The American Red Cross says it’s cutting 17 full-time staff positions across western, central and southern Maryland. The nonprofit organization said Thursday it must consolidate operations in the Chesapeake region to reduce costs. Spokesman Doug Lent says the budget for disaster relief isn’t affected. Lent says offices in Cumberland and La Plata will […]

May 23, 2011

Disaster planning for the Apocalypse

You may never get to read this blog entry. Harold Camping’s revised prediction for the Rapture was this past weekend and the CDC recently issued an Emergency Preparedness and Response guide to use during the zombie apocalypse. These are scary times, between the end of the world and the end of humanity as we know […]

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