President Obama declares major disaster in District of Columbia

March 25th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that a major disaster exists in the District of Columbia.

Federal aid will be supplementing the District’s recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and snowstorms during the period of February 5-11, 2010.

Certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms and snowstorm have federal funding available.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the District of Columbia and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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