Federal aid for D.C. area available from FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made federal aid available to the District of Columbia to supplement district response efforts in the area because of the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene. According to FEMA, the aid was aid available starting on Aug. 26, 2011, and continuing forward.

The President’s action authorize FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of “alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the District of Columbia,” according to a FEMA press release.

Kim Kadesch has been named as the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.