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Disaster Recovery Center Offers Resources To Sandy Survivors

HUNT VALLEY, Md.  – Residents in Somerset County affected by Hurricane Sandy can get first-hand information about disaster assistance and resources available to them directly from Federal Emergency Management Agency and Maryland Emergency Management Agency specialists at a Disaster Recovery Center. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Federal Assistance For Somerset County To Help With Superstorm Sandy Recovery

ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 14, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that President Obama has approved an Individual Assistance disaster declaration for Somerset County for damages from Superstorm Sandy. The Individual Assistance declaration will make federal funds available to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered property damages as a result of the storm. “I’d like  Read the Rest…

A Message from the State Fire Marshal:“Be Vigilant of Fire Safety as We Begin The Winter Season and Enjoy Holiday Festivities”

PIKESVILLE, MD (December 5, 2012) — State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard wants to remind all Marylanders to check for fire safety where they live, where they work and even where they attend classes, trainings and meetings.  “Fire and life safety is everyone’s responsibility, by testing smoke alarms, keeping exits clear of obstructions, and maintaining  Read the Rest…

Maryland’s Request For Individual Assistance Denied

   REISTERSTOWN, MD (Dec. 4, 2012) – Maryland officials will appeal the denial of the request for Individual Assistance for residents of the lower Eastern Shore who suffered damages in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified Governor Martin O’Malley of the decision Monday, December 3, 2012 to deny the Individual Assistance  Read the Rest…

Garrett County Residents: Frequently Asked Questions

All county government offices and services are now operating on a regular schedule. Q:  I am still without power.  Are shelters still available? A:  The County is no longer offering shelters at this time.  People without power are encouraged to visit or call Community Action 301-334-9431. Q:  I am still without power and am in  Read the Rest…

Maryland Sending Health Care Professionals, Incident Managers to New Jersey and New York to Aid Emergency Medical Response

REISTERSTOWN, MD (November 4, 2012) – About 50 Maryland healthcare professionals are working out of Brooklyn, NY, to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Meanwhile, a team of 12 emergency medical services professionals from the Baltimore region will leave from Millersville in Anne Arundel County early tomorrow to help coordinate  Read the Rest…

Maryland Sending More Resources to New York and New Jersey to Assist with Recovery Efforts in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

REISTERSTOWN, MD (November 3, 2012) – Twenty-five troopers from the Maryland State Police and four employees from Baltimore City will be heading north to help the states of New Jersey and New York with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. They will be joining 23 emergency medical providers from various parts of the  Read the Rest…

Resources for Garrett County

Shelter Information South Rescue Squad, 200 Baltimore Street, Oakland, MD 21550 Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department, 122 Walnut St., Friendsville, MD 21531 Community Assistance Hotline  A “Community Assistance Line” has been set up by the Department of Human Resources to collect information from citizens in Garrett County who are seeking assistance. The line will facilitate the  Read the Rest…

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