Dis­as­ter re­im­burse­ments for snow­storm to­tal $25.4M

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND NATION -

The Mary­land Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency said the fed­eral gov­ern­ment will re­im­burse Mary­land state and lo­cal gov­ern­ments $25.4 mil­lion to cover most of their costs re­lated to a Jan­uary snow­storm. Spokesman Ed McDonough said in an email Thurs­day that the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency has paid about $4 mil­lion to date. The pay­ments fol­low a pres­i­den­tial dis­as­ter dec­la­ra­tion in March for the storm Jan. 22-23 that buried the state in up to 38.5 inches of snow. The dec­la­ra­tion cov­ers the state gov­ern­ment, 18 coun­ties and the city of Baltimore. It en­ables them to re­cover 75 per­cent of their costs for emer­gency work and re­pairs. Gov. Larry Ho­gan es­ti­mated those costs at $34.2 mil­lion in his re­quest for as­sis­tance. Ma­jor dis­as­ters also were de­clared in Penn­syl­va­nia, Vir­ginia and the Dis­trict of Columbia.

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