Federal Aid has been denied to Maryland residents living on the Eastern Shore, damaged By Super Storm Hurricane Sandy.
Information collected from Federal Emergency Management Agency officials indicated that not enough property damaged filed to justify assistance to owners of business or home owners impacted by the storm.
who vowed to appeal the decision.
The October Hurricane that devastated millions in the north from Atlantic City, N.J., new York caused significant damage to nearly 4 dozen homes in Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.
although, MD Governor Martin O’Malley wanted local resident and business owners to apply for disaster assistance that pays for housing, medical and other living expenses. … it has been denied.
Tuesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said “the extent of destruction on the Eastern Shore was simply not significant enough to provide the aid. We’ve looked at that and made the determination and recommendation. That at this point, the information doesn’t support a major presidential disaster declaration.”
Maryland state officials promise to appeal FEMA’s decision to deny federal aid to residents of Eastern Shore hurt by Hurricane Sandy.