Preliminary Damage Assessment
The Frederick County Division of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and lossess suffered during the September 29, 2015 through October 5, 2015. The information provided will be used as part of the County’s Preliminary Damage Assessment which will be used to help FEMA determine if the County is eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance. Follow these important steps for reporting damages to personal property.
At this time we will not be accepting any more damage reports.  The Small Business Administration has been out and it will be some time before they give us their decision.

Shelters & Warming / Cooling Centers

Emergency shelter locations are only opened based on the needs of an ongoing event. Information will be posted if the county makes the determination a shelter is necessary. Public buildings such as libraries are good locations to warm up / cool down. If you find yourself in need of shelter due to a personal emergency, the following resources may help you:

Maryland Insurance Administration
The Maryland Insurance Administration is a great resource for individuals and businesses dealing with damages to their property. You can find information of what to do after a loss, disaster specific information and what to do if you have a problem with your insurance company.
You can also find information on having the right insurance coverage, including renter's, to protect your property before the next natural disaster.

FEMA Disaster Assistance
This disaster assistance helps you with critical expenses not covered by other means. It is not intended to restore your damaged property to its condition before the disaster, but it can ease the pain and cost of rebuilding your life.

One of the main requirements to qualify for assistance is any losses must have occurred in an area covered by a federal disaster declaration.
While some housing assistance fund are available through FEMAs Individuals and Households Program, most disaster assistance from the federal government is provided by loans administered by the Small Business Administration.

For more information visit FEMA.

How to Help Victims of a Disaster
The American Red Cross suggests the following as the best ways to help individuals affected by a disaster.
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