THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND The President today declared a major disaster exists in the
State of Maryland and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Floyd on September 16-20, 1999.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, St. Mary's and Talbot.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding also is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities in the counties of Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Kent, and Queen Anne's. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.