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O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims
O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims

Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday. The program will give grants to help cover medical, housing, and food expenses caused by June 12 flash floods that officials said destroyed about 200 homes in Allegany and Washington counties.  O'Malley promised the state would help ease the burden of distressed residents when he visited the area on Wednesday. He said in a statement Friday that "we must do whatever we can to meet the needs of these families and businesses in Western Maryland and to help those impacted by the storm recover.” Aid for western Maryland became a...