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EDC helping assess storm-related business property damage in Washington County

November 02, 2012

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is working with the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development (DBED) to assess storm-related business property damage in Washington County.

Business owners in Washington County who suffered any physical damage from this week’s storm may contact the EDC to report the loss by calling 240-313-2280 or sending email to edcinfo@hagerstownedc.org, the county said in a news release.

When contacting the EDC, include the business name, address, contact information and type of loss along with a cost estimate, the county said.

The EDC will share information it receives with DBED, Maryland Emergency Management Association (MEMA), and the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).

The compilation of Statewide business losses and damage assessments will be used to make a federal declaration which, if approved by President Obama, will release funding, including low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and disaster assistance through FEMA.

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