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DEMA And FEMA Talk Sandy Aid

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DELAWARE - The road to recovery after a storm like Sandy is long and winding, but FEMA and DEMA are holding workshops to help organizations who might be eligible for Public Assistance rebuild.
Stefan Smi, DEMA State Public Assistance Officer says "these workshops are basically the 1st contact with potential applicants for the public assistance program."

Officials say this isn't just about fixing current damage, FEMA and DEMA want to help make facilities structurally stronger for any future disasters.  "We try to identify opportunities to mitigate some of these damages to improve where we can to prevent that exact same thing from happening again," says Smi.

While Maryland still awaits word on Individual Assistance, it look s like that option is off the table in Delaware.  DEMA Director Jamie Turner says "We also did a damage assessment for homeowners like you see going on up in New Jersey and New York where they had thousands of structures that were damaged.  We didn't meet that threshold for that."

Below is the schedule for the briefings.

4 PM Wednesday, November 28

Sussex County Administrative Offices West

22215 South DuPont Hwy

Georgetown, DE 19947

7 PM Wednesday, November 28

Sussex County Administrative Offices West

22215 South DuPont Hwy

Georgetown, DE 19947

4 PM Thursday, November 29

John P. (Sean) Mulhern Emergency Operations Center

DEMA Training Room – Security/Training Entrance

165 Brick Store Landing Road

Smyrna, DE 19977

3:30 PM Friday, November 30

Paul J. Sweeney, Public Safety Building

Sweeney Room

3601 North DuPont Highway

New Castle, DE 19720

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