Maryland communities affected by Super Storm
The money, which is in addition to the roughly $1.5 million in assistance the federal government has provided to individuals affected by flooding on the Eastern Shore, has few strings attached. The state must submit a plan within 90 days to the
State and federal officials in Maryland were outraged by an initial White House decision to deny individual aid to Eastern Shore residents affected by the storm -- a decision that was later reversed.
Lawmakers used different eligibility requirements in the emergency measure than are required by the
"Super Storm Sandy was one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the United States and had a measurable impact on Marylanders, especially on the residents of
It's not yet clear if any of the money will be spent in Western Maryland, where the storm brought heavy snow. Some residents and elected leaders in the region have argued that they have been overlooked in the focus on the Eastern Shore.