REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials say they intend to pursue federal disaster assistance after this weekend's snowstorm.
Russell Strickland, the director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, announced Monday he has sent the letter of intent to seek assistance to federal officials.
Gov. Larry Hogan says he has directed the agency to work with the federal government and seek all available assistance to support recovery efforts.
The agency says it will work closely with local governments and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to jointly assess damages and costs caused by the storm.
Strickland says the agency will work with businesses and other state agencies to assess damages caused by the storm and decide how to move forward.