Federal Emergency Management Agency
Maryland and federal emergency management officials are beginning a series of briefings for Hurricane Irene disaster aid applicants.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week has found about $40 million to refill disaster aid accounts and now expect the relief fund to stay solvent until at least Friday, the end of the budget year.
Maryland suffered nearly $16 million in damage from Hurricane Irene. The federal government will reimburse state and local governments 75 percent of reconstruction costs.
The measure includes $500 million in immediate, emergency funding to make sure FEMA won’t have to cut off help for victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee at the end of the month.
Carroll County emergency management officials say federal officials have visited the country to assess damage done by Hurricane Irene.
Shortly after 9/11, the FBI selected Mount St. Mary’s University as one of seven institutions nationwide where the FBI would focus its recruitment for intelligence analysts.
President Barack Obama offered moral support Saturday to federal emergency management workers hunkered down for Hurricane Irene’s weekend march up the East Coast and 14,000 active-duty and National Guard troops were put on standby for post-storm relief work.
President Barack Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s command center on Saturday as Hurricane Irene began making its way up the East Coast.
Because of the anticipated effects of Hurricane Irene, Towson University has postponed its Welcome to Towson program.
Maryland officials are keeping close tabs on the track and strength of Hurricane Irene.
A rare East Coast earthquake, magnitude 5.8 was far down on the list for most not used to the earth shaking beneath them.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say boaters should prepare now for stormy weather related to Hurricane Irene.