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Obama authorizes federal funds for Md. disaster relief

Federal disaster relief funds were allocated Wednesday to Maryland by President Obama, according to a statement from the White House.

The money will be put toward state and local efforts to clean up from the damage caused by the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee. The storm hit the state for four days in early September.

Government agencies and some nonprofits in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Charles and Prince George's counties can use the money for emergency work and the repair and replacement of facilities damaged by the storm.

The funds can also be used statewide for hazard mitigation measures.

steve.kilar@baltsun.com

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