Virginia Sending Teams to Assist Maryland After Flooding

August 2, 2016  //  

RICHMOND – Virginia responders from the National Capital Region, Central Virginia and Hampton Roads Incident Management Teams deployed to Maryland today to support that state in efforts to respond to and recover from Saturday’s destructive flooding in Howard County. The teams will be tasked with providing incident management support to Howard County and will be staffed by personnel from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Metro Washington Airport Authority, Prince William and Fairfax counties and the cities of Manassas, Fairfax, Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.

“Virginia is ready to provide whatever assistance and resources we have to support our colleagues in Maryland manage this incident and transition into recovery,” said State Coordinator of Emergency Management Dr. Jeffrey Stern.

The request for assistance was made via the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), a formal agreement that allows states to share resources, such as personnel or equipment, during disasters. All costs associated with the deployment are paid by the requesting state.

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Contact Information:
Name: Amanda Reidelbach
Phone: (804) 897-6510 or (804) 674-2400
Email: Amanda.Reidelbach@vdem.virginia.gov
Address: 10501 Trade Court | Richmond, Virginia | 23226

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund