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Brian Crumpler - GIS Manager
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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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HUG Resources

Use of HAZUS-MH to Support Virginia DEM Programs & Missions
Presentaion outlining how HAZUS-MH can be used to help Virginia.

GIS and Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Hampton Roads, VA
Presentaion by Sam Martin, S.R. Martin Associates and Tammie Organski, Versar, Inc.

Modeling the Effectiveness of Hurricane Preparedness Damage Mitigation Strategies in Southeastern Virginia
This project seeks to provide information to decision makers about the risks and tradeoffs involved in preparedness and response to a major hurricane.

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HUG Announcements

Basic HAZUS-MH MR 3 (L313)
Apr 14, 2009 - Apr 16, 2009
FEMA Region III and George Mason University’s GIS Center of Excellence are sponsoring this course at George Mason University, GIS Center of Excellence Prince William Campus in Manassas, VA.
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