Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Homeland Security.
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Delaware (FEMA-3183-EM), dated March 20, 2003, and related determinations.Start Printed Page 16072
March 20, 2003.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated March 20, 2003, the President declared an emergency under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows:
I have determined that the emergency conditions in certain areas of the State of Delaware, resulting from the record/near record snow on February 14-19, 2003, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5206 (Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such an emergency exists in the State of Delaware.
You are authorized to provide emergency protective measures under the Public Assistance program to save lives, protect public health and safety, and property. Other forms of assistance under Title V of the Stafford Act may be added at a later date, as you deem appropriate. You are further authorized to provide this emergency assistance in the affected areas for a period of 48 hours. You may extend the period of assistance, as warranted. This assistance excludes regular time costs for sub-grantees' regular employees. Assistance under this emergency is authorized at 75 percent Federal funding for eligible costs.
In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes, such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses.
Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Acting Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as amended by Executive Order 13286, Thomas Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared emergency.
I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Delaware to have been affected adversely by this declared emergency:
Kent, New Castle, and Sussex Counties for emergency protective measures (Category B) under the Public Assistance program for a period of 48 hours.Start Signature
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.516, Disaster Assistance)
Michael D. Brown,
Acting Under Secretary, Emergency Preparedness and Response.
[FR Doc. 03-7993 Filed 4-1-03; 8:45 am]
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