Nov 16, 2012 posted by: Andrew Koch-WGMD News
President Obama has declared Delaware a federal disaster area because of Hurricane Sandy.
FEMA has announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Delaware for areas affected by the Superstorm in all three counties between October 27 and November 8. The funding will be available to state and local governments and select nonprofits on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repairs to facilities damaged by the storm.
The funding will also be available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard prevention features throughout the state.
Senator Tom Carper’s Response -
“Given the extensive damage that Delaware suffered as a result of Hurricane Sandy, I welcome the President’s announcement and the availability of disaster assistance for the First State,” said Sen. Carper. ”These federal resources will go a long way toward rebuilding our communities and helping Delawareans recover from this devastating storm. I would like to commend the Governor and his emergency management team for all of their work in preparing Delawareans and making sure we get the assistance we need. The Obama Administration also deserves high praise for its decisive and tremendous response to a devastating storm.”