President Biden approves Maryland disaster declaration

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Thursday declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Maryland and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias from August 3 to August 4, 2020. 

Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Isaias in the counties of Calvert, Dorchester, ad St. Mary’s.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Robert J. Fenton, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named E. Craig Levy, Sr. as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. 

The administration said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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