Delaware local governments to be briefed on disaster assistance

Local governments in Delaware as well as private non-profit agencies may be able to recover some of the costs incurred in response to Hurricane Irene.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making assistance available to the state.  The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with FEMA for a series of briefings next week in all three Delaware counties.  Individual property owners and private businesses are not eligible for this type of assistance. 

Meetings get underway Monday at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building, 3601 North DuPont Highway in New Castle.  Meetings will be held at those same times on Sept. 21st at the Kent County Administration Building, 555 Bay Road in Dover.  Sessions will conclude Sept. 22nd at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway in Georgetown, also at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

State and local government agency representatives as well as non-profits that experienced overtime expenses or heavy equipment usage due to the storm are invited to attend.  Eligible non-profits may include some public utilities, custodial care facilities, medical organizations and educational institutions.  Hurricane-related expenses must exceed $1,000, minus any insurance deductible. 

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For more information on the qualifications for aid, call DEMA at 302-659-3362.

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