May 2018 Flood and Storm Information

Current Status

President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Maryland and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms and flooding from May 15 to May 19, 2018. Federal funding is available to the State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Frederick and Washington. 

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.   Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Emily Breslin as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.     Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Tax relief

Tax relief for property owners may be offered by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. Information is available on the department website:

Post-Flood Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration will provide disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, businesses, non-profits and co-ops, who apply and qualify.  Additional Info... 

Report damage

In partnership with Frederick County Emergency Management, we are collecting information on storm impacts Businesses and residents are encouraged to fill out a survey about their damages: 

This will allow us to understand areas of significant impact and seek appropriate state and federal assistance.

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