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 a severe winter storm on January 25-30, 2000.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in Baltimore City and the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Kent, St. Mary's, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Queen Anne's and Talbot.
Federal funding also is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures. 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 assistance and counties may be added after the assessments are completed.