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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is administering a competitive grant program to provide assistance to storm-affected properties, districts or jurisdictions in Maryland.

Grants are offered for rehabilitation, restoration, preservation or protection of structures that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Properties must be listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Capital projects require the conveyance of a preservation easement to MHT. Funds also go toward documentation, studies, surveys, archeology, or planning activities, including projects that assist with disaster preparedness in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Scheduled Workshops on Application Guidelines

Informational workshops will be held as follows. Registration (free) is encouraged.

  • Tuesday, March 25: 2-4 p.m., Annapolis Public Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis. Register for free online.
  • Thursday, March 27: 1-3 p.m., Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland. Register for free online.
  • Wednesday, April 2: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum, Somers Cove Marina at the Ninth Street, Crisfield. Register for free online.

The workshop that was scheduled for Monday, March 17, was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Two of Central Maryland’s most serious weather disasters – tornadoes and flooding – commonly occur during the spring and summer months.

Local emergency preparedness officials encourage citizens and business owners to take time now to:

  • Review their home and business emergency plans – or to develop one, if they don’t have one.
  • Familiarize themselves with where to go and what to do when tornadoes threaten.
  • Educate licensed drivers to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when confronted with standing water in roadways.

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Next week, March 16 to 22, is National Flood Safety Awareness Week.

Floods and flash floods take more lives than any other weather disaster. More than half of those fatalities occur when vehicles are swept away by flood waters.

The National Weather Service’s “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” campaign raises awareness about the hazards of attempting to drive through floodwaters. Visit www.floodsafety.noaa.gov for detailed information about this campaign and other flood safety issues.

Also, www.floodsmart.gov – the web site of the National Flood Insurance Program – is an extremely valuable resource about flood risks and flood insurance. The site contains the most recent information on flood maps and allows you to enter your zip code for information about your level of flood risk.

“Now is the time to determine your flood risk and whether you need flood insurance,” said Mark Hubbard, Baltimore County’s Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Tornado Season

Though tornadoes are usually associated with the Midwest, they are fairly common in Maryland as well. The conditions that spawn tornadoes can occur at any time of year, but especially in spring and summer.

Bookmark the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) excellent resource on tornadoes, www.ready.gov/tornadoes. This site includes where to go and what to do when a tornado is sighted.

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