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Zachary Baccala
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12101 Indian Creek Court
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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maryland Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Maryland.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Maryland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a snowstorm during the period of February 12-13, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard counties.

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FEMA Region III Promotes Pet Preparedness in April

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its regional office in Philadelphia has kicked off the 2014 Petpared Initiative to encourage pet owners to be more resilient in the face of disasters. 

The goal of the Petpared Initiative is to increase the number of citizens who understand the hazards that are most relevant to their family and pets; know the corresponding protective actions to take, and to encourage everyone to practice a real-time action to increase their preparedness.

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Upcoming Calls

Next Maryland HUG Call will be Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 2-3 pm EST. Please dial conference number: 1-570-720-0113 and enter,  Passcode: 1351813.

Please take a look at the presentation: Using the HAZUS-MH Flood Model to Assess the Physical and Economic Damages at the City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, due to the Expansion of Devils Lake

Hazus-MH for Decision-Makers Webinar
ESRI and FEMA have released an updated Hazus-MH for Decision Makers webinar available FREE of charge.  The 55-minute webinar provides an overview of the capabilities of the Hazus tool and how it can support mitigation, response, and recovery efforts.  It also explores some of the many resources that FEMA makes available to the Hazus user community. Kevin Mickey from The Polis Center, discusses and demonstrates the capabilities and benefits of Hazus-MH

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