Residents who suffered damage to their properties are asked to participate.
Frederick, Md (KM) Residents who suffered damage from the EF1 tornado that came through Frederick County on Friday, February 7th are encouraged to take part in a post-storm damage survey.
The County’s Division of Emergency Management says citizens should provide basic contact information and describe the losses they suffered during the twister. If the resident consents, this data will be shared with volunteer organizations which are active in disasters.
The deadline to complete the survey is February 21st, 2020.
A preliminary assessment conducted by the Division of Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Services Division, and the Public Works Division along with the National Weather Service determined the damage did not rise the level of a federal disaster declaration.
“Our hearts go out to the residents who were severely impacted by the tornado,” says County Executive Jan Gardner, in a statement. “While Frederick County did not receive the level of damage necessary to qualify for any type of federal disaster assistance, we may be able to connect these residents with vetted volunteer organizations who can provide assistance with our post storm cleanup activity such as damaged tree trimming or debris removal. This survey will help provide us with information needed to share with any volunteer organizations.”
The survey can be found at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/RDA..
Homeowners and renters are encouraged to review their insurance coverage to ensure the policy covers their needs, the Division of Emergency Management says. Often wind and water damage are only covered if additional riders are purchased. .
By Kevin McManus