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Queen Anne's County Looks to State for Disaster Relief Funding

Posted: 08/09/2017 18:49:00 -04:00 Updated:

BAY CITY, Md. - There's still a lot of cleanup for Gus Peckaitis' home. The blue tarp covering the front shows why. It's not good for Peckaitis who works out of home.


"My car is basically an office. We're just out of business for a while," Peckaitis said. "We're trying to catch up with our client base right now and also deal with all this."

Peckaitis says he's gotten a lot of help cleaning up trees and removing waste, but it's not enough.

"There's a lot of loss here and we just need some help to get out from being underwater right now," Peckaitis said.

That help could be on its way.

David Rivett, from Queen Anne's County Emergency Services Department, says they're planning on asking the state for financial aid.

"The thresholds are high and it's going to make it a very difficult task," Rivett said.

Beginning Wednesday through Thursday, Rivett and other officials will be knocking on neighbors' doors asking them to estimate their costs in damages.

Peckaitis says that's no problem.

"I can't imagine that they can't come up with 8 million dollars worth of damage around here," Peckaitis said.

It's a process the county desperately needs.

"We're committed to assisting our citizens and to find any kind of aid that we can possibly do so," Rivett says.

Rivett also said if the county does secure funding, there will be a vetting process that will determine who and how much gets the money. Rivett says the county plans on assessing how much work still needs to be done at a town hall meeting scheduled August 23rd

 

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