Delaware disaster declaration approved

SMYRNA, Del. – A major declaration disaster that was requested by Governor John Carney for the State of Delaware due to severe flooding that occurred from the remnants of Hurricane Ida has been approved.

Governor Carney submitted the request on September 17th, and on Sunday, October 24th, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Delaware, and ordered federal assistance to help state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Ida from September 1st through 7th, 2021.

Requests for Public Assistance and assistance from the SBA were approved for New Castle County, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding was approved statewide. We’re told the state’s request for assistance under FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is still under review.

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