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8:36 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Friday Deadline Looms for FEMA Aid to Somerset County

Credit noaa.gov

If you had losses from Hurricane Sandy in Somerset County and are hoping to get some federal relief midnight tonight is the deadline to get your application in.

Residents are recommended to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by phone or go on line to get an identification number.

Ron Roth of FEMA told the Salisbury Daily Times that about a dozen people have filed in the last two weeks…after the original February 12th deadline was extended to the 26th.

County residents in Crisfield, Deal Island, Fairmount, Smith Island, Shelltown Marion Station and other waterfront area are eligible for grants to repair their properties and replace belongings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Just over 13-hundred people have applied for help with 54 percent approved for FEMA aid resulting in a total of $2.3 million.