HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP)- The state of Maryland is asking President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in the state due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
The state's congressional delegation sent the president a letter Wednesday supporting Gov. Martin O'Malley's Nov. 8 request.
The declaration would make Maryland eligible for disaster recovery dollars through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
It would provide individual assistance in the counties of Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester, including Ocean City. The request also seeks public assistance and hazard mitigation funding for all Maryland counties and Baltimore city.
The pre-Halloween storm included winds of up to 90 mph, heavy rain and flooding in much of the state and up to 30 inches of snow in the western Maryland mountains.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:40 PM EST2013-12-05 00:40:32 GMT
FELTON, Del. - A Kent County father is asking for the public's help.Joe Hundertpfund says someone stole his go-kart from a farm in Felton. "We kept it here at the farm and used it all the time," said Hundertpfund.ItMore
A Kent County father is asking for the public's help. Joe Hundertpfund says someone stole his go-kart from a farm in Felton. It was meant to be a Christmas gift for his four sons.More
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:42 PM EST2013-12-04 23:42:55 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.-In a few months security officers at Peninsula Regional Medical Center will be wearing different uniforms. That's because the hospital is switching over to a new security company. "We'reMore
In a few months security officers at Peninsula Regional Medical Center will be wearing different uniforms. That's because the hospital is switching over to a new security company.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:10 AM EST2013-12-04 16:10:52 GMT
CRISFIELD, Md.- Police said they have arrested a man involved with an ongoing drug investigation called "Florida Boyz" in Crisfield. Tevin Aaron Haynes, 19, of Somers Cove Apartments in Crisfield, wasMore
Crisfield police say a man arrested Tuesday on drug charges is the half-brother of the alleged ringleader of the "Florida Boyz" drug organization.More
It has been nearly two weeks since a Sussex County correctional officer was arrested for reportedly having sexual relations with three female inmates. Now in the aftermath, the boot camp program he worked for has been shut down pending an investigation.More
For a number of years Doritos has held a "Crash the Super Bowl" contest. It gives amateur ad-makers a chance to win $1 million and have their ad for Doritos air during the big game. A trio of Kent County brothers hope this year that commercial is theirs.More