US Small Business Administration Issues Disaster Declaration For Maryland Following Tropical Storm Ida

Frederick County is also on the list.

Annapolis, Md (KM) Areas of Maryland affected by Tropical Storm Ida will be receiving federal assistance. The US Small Business Administration has declared Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Cecil Counties as Disaster areas. That also includes the adjacent jurisdictions of Frederick, Howard, Prince George’s, Calvert,  Baltimore, Harford and Kent Counties, and Baltimore City.

“I want to thank the federal government for acting swiftly on our request for this disaster declaration, which will make more assistance available to businesses and homeowners affected by the storm,” says Governor Larry Hogan, in a statement. “Our administration will continue to work closely with local leaders and do everything we can to help homeowners and businesses recover.”

This action means low interest loans are available to businesses, non-profits and homeowners for damages caused by the storm. The money can be used for business physical damages, economic injury and home damages.

From August 31st to September 4th, 2021, Tropical Storm Ida caused tornadoes and flash flooding in several counties in Maryland, damaging nearly 200 homes and businesses in the state, according US Senator Ben Cardin’s office.

Governor Hogan says his administration has made $4-million available for programs administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to assist business residents with home repair, short-term renal assistance, and business loans.

By Kevin McManus