FEMA will not provide any funds to help the dozens of home and business owners impacted by the EF-2 tornado that hit parts of Anne Arundel County last month.
The agency denied a request for a major disaster declaration. That would have given people access to federal money to rebuild.
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Now, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman is stepping in.
He’s asking Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a State of Emergency to help homeowners and businesses get the funds they need to make repairs. Pittman said nearly $4 million was lost in business revenue.
The Governors’ Office did respond to the request in a tweet, saying while FEMA’s decision is disappointing, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will meet with both Anne Arundel County and Annapolis to discuss other options.
Source: CBS Baltimore
FEMA Denies Disaster Declaration For Maryland After Ida was originally published on wolbbaltimore.com