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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Signs Maryland Disaster Declaration

Today, the President declared a major disaster in the State of Maryland and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a snowstorm during the period of February 12-13, 2014. 

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the counties of Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard.

In addition, federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties.

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

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Steven S. Ward as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

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