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Delegation Joins Markell Request for Federal Disaster Aid for Del.

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Big Stone Beach Road in Milford, Del. is shown early Friday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2016. (Photo: Karen Silbereisen) Big Stone Beach Road in Milford, Del. is shown early Friday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2016. (Photo: Karen Silbereisen)

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Delaware's congressional delegation is supporting Gov. Jack Markell's request for federal disaster aid in response to heavy rains and flooding in late September.
    
U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney urged President Obama on Wednesday to approve Markell's request last week for a presidential disaster declaration.
    
Markell says total expenditures from the storm are expected to be more than $2.24 million.
    
Rainfall over the two-day period totaled almost nine inches to 12 inches in some parts of the state.
    
Markell's request specifically asks for federal infrastructure assistance through a major disaster declaration for Sussex County, along with hazard mitigation funding for all three counties.

"The major rainfall and flooding from these storms presented major challenges to Sussex County residents, as well as first responders and other state employees who performed so admirably during and after these storms," Markell said in his request letter. "I am committed to ensuring we pursue all available support for repairing millions of dollars of damage, which will also assist our efforts to make Delaware's infrastructure as resilient as possible during future natural disasters."

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