Officials from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency have estimated the losses from Monday's tornado, which carved out a 10-mile path of destruction in Prince George's and Howard counties, and are waiting for Gov. Parris N. Glendening to review the estimate before releasing it.
MEMA spokesman Quentin Banks said the agency hoped to get a final decision from the governor's office soon. Michael Morrill, a spokesman for Glendening, said Wednesday that the state could surpass the minimum $5 million in uninsured damage needed to qualify for federal aid.
At the University of Maryland, College Park campus, school officials estimated the tornado caused $15 million in damage. There, the twister killed two students, sisters Colleen and Erin Marlatt.