Rep. Andy Harris Sends Letter Urging Gov. O’Malley to Appeal President Obama’s Denial of Individual Assistance for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Andy Harris sent a letter to Gov. O’Malley asking him to appeal President Obama’s denial of Individual Assistance for areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The 1st Congressional District had many areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy particularly the communities of Crisfield, Smith Island, Marion, Fairmount, Deal Island, Ocean Pines and Princess Anne.
“I was disappointed to learn that President Obama has denied Maryland’s application for Individual Assistance. I encourage Gov. O’Malley to use all resources at his disposal to ensure that the residents of the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy are provided access to any and all recovery resources for which they are eligible.”
The full text of the letter to Governor O’Malley follows:
December 4, 2012
The Honorable Martin O’Malley
Annapolis, MD 21401
Dear Governor O’Malley:
Just a month ago, you and I toured Crisfield and Ocean City to see firsthand the serious impact of superstorm Sandy. Like you, I was stunned to see the evident devastation there and throughout the First Congressional District, especially in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. As you know, these areas represent some of the poorest communities in our state, with limited access to resources but with the greatest need for assistance.
I was disappointed to learn that President Obama has denied Maryland’s application for Individual Assistance. I encourage you to use all resources at your disposal to ensure that the residents of the areas we mutually represent are provided access to any and all recovery resources to which they should be eligible, including appealing the denial of individual assistance benefits.