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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/20/2010

Obama declares Md. counties disaster zones

By Washington Post Editors

President Obama has declared a disaster in eight counties in Maryland because of damage done by a snowstorm in December.

Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery and Queen Anne's counties will be eligible for federal funding. The state of Maryland and certain private nonprofits will also be eligible for emergency protective measures.

The White House announced the declaration Friday night. It applies to the record snowstorm on Dec. 18-20.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | February 20, 2010; 12:15 PM ET
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Of course these counties are disaster areas.
There run by democrats !!

Posted by: dashriprock | February 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

dashriprock, why must you be so juvenile?

Posted by: Towards_Light | February 20, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe P.G. isn't on the list.

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | February 20, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse


If I want any 5hit out of you,,,I'll just squeeze your head.

I gave up on civil discourse in these Washington Post blogs years ago.

Your unprovoked personal attack on me, represents a fine example, of the reason why.

Posted by: dashriprock | February 20, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Because I don't trust Obama at all, I suspect something is going on here. Is ACORN one of the "certain non-profits" who are going to get these emergency funds?

Posted by: Indpnt1 | February 20, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe Anne Arundel isn't on the list. Largest snowfall in the area and home to BWI and the State Capital.

Posted by: ps11 | February 20, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Dashriprock--you're the only one being uncivil and vulgar. And grammatically incorrect. Like Michael Jackson said, maybe you should start with the man/woman in the mirror.

Posted by: LitLady | February 20, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Let's keep in mind the President can only approve what is presented to him. I guess Prince Georges and Anne Arundel county were not on the list. I would like to see the estimated damages by county.

Posted by: Ross65 | February 20, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Dashriprock - Quick grammar lesson.

Their = possessive as in, "their coup"

There = place as in, "over there where the trees used to be"

They're = contraction of they are as in, "They're distracting us with BS"

Posted by: cbradford1 | February 20, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

One has to wonder
what will happen to Dashiprock and his ilk
if English becomes a required language in the USA ...

Posted by: menelyik | February 20, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Maryland should mind there manners

and reciprocate

Maryland should declare Obama's Failed Presidency a DISASTER ZONE

Posted by: ProCounsel | February 20, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

dashripock--great commment

since it is true

it is intolerable.......

Posted by: ProCounsel | February 20, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

I guess Osama I mean NoBma was to scared to come in P.G.Co., we've been a disaster for years but its still home sweet home...

Posted by: FrankMonzon | February 20, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

First of all Obama didn't get anything out of this. Second of all, it's not Obama just giving it out, the counties and their officials had to apply for this so obviously if they didn't apply they aren't going to get any money. Just like stupid Fenty from DC didn't apply so no money. This is not a political issue. It's a matter of the cities/counties needing extra money to help with recovery. So stop your crying people.

Posted by: BTBS1 | February 20, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

A DEM state failing. Really????? LOL

Posted by: askgees | February 20, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Disaster in what way? In the way that their county and city govts couldn't handle that is a disaster.

Hope people will think twice about their elected officials that left them to their fate.

Posted by: mil1 | February 20, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

The following are excerpts from The Baltimore Sun and Frederick News Post:

"The most serious problems on state roads remained in Frederick and Carroll counties, where high winds formed deep drifts across roadways. In southern Frederick County, on the roads to Brunswick and Harpers Ferry, W. Va., several dozen vehicles were stranded Wednesday night and Thursday morning." - The Baltimore Sun 2/12/2010

"Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the Frederick County Emergency Operations Center on Thursday to get a briefing on what he considers one of the state's hardest-hit areas in terms of snowfall and snowdrifts.
O'Malley said the state will likely qualify for federal disaster assistance, some of which could make its way to county and municipal budgets strained by the cost of snow removal." - Frederick News Post 2/11/2010

I find it interesting that the areas which Maryland's governor considered some of the hardest hit failed to be declared disaster areas.

Could it possibly be because Frederick and Carroll counties went to McCain in the 2008 election?

Posted by: ka90driver | February 20, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Has the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisc. ever been declared a disaster because of a snow storm. I think the DC is a disaster every day of the year.

Posted by: gsms69 | February 20, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

and NOT DC?

Posted by: judybarber | February 20, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

dashriprock -
You are obviously a uncouth juvenile based on your language and anger level. You should seek therapy fast before you do something stupid - and illegal.

Posted by: pjohn2 | February 20, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

salt, pls lord obama, more salt.

Posted by: thealaskan | February 20, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

The entire State of Md.should be declared a disaster area,simply because it is run by Democrats..

Posted by: sdavis4 | February 20, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

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