ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Maryland's request for a presidential disaster declaration to help fund recovery efforts from Tropical Depression Ida.
Governor Larry Hogan said Friday he would pursue another route to get federal relief, by seeking a physical disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration, that if approved could offer low-interest loans.
On September 1, remnants of Hurricane Ida caused a tornado that devastated several homes and businesses in Annapolis and Edgewater.
In the meantime, the state is releasing $4 million in funding for programs that can help impacted businesses and residents with home repair, short-term rental assistance, and business loans.
If your property was damaged in the aftermath of Ida, you can follow these steps.