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Victims of the recent flooding may receive assistance through the non-profit organization, Maryland Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

​The Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been working with storm victims in Catonsville and other flood-stricken areas on recovery needs.

VOAD services are free of charge; the organization does not solicit donations. Renters will be required to submit a waiver signed by a landlord.

Available services include flood cleanup, demolition, pressure washing, sanitation/mold remediation, debris removal and chainsaw operations.

​VOAD's Flood Cleanup Hotline is 410-449-5415.

Emergency Management officials advise storm victims seeking advice on storm recovery to use government agencies or reputable organizations such as the Red Cross or VOAD. "Scammers" seeking to take advantage of storm victims are a common problem following disasters.



Beware of scammers. Works for free and does not solicit donations. If you are a renter, you will need your landlord to sign a waiver.

Federal assistance is available to governments and private nonprofit organizations that sustained damages during the historic blizzard that began January 22, 2016.

Eligible government applicants include counties and municipalities, local public authorities, school districts, regional and interstate government entities, agencies of local governments and special districts established under state law.

Eligible private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) include those that supply "critical" services -- education, utilities, emergency and medical services. They also include "non-critical" PNPs that provide essential government services and are open to the public.

Application Form

Application forms are available through the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

Informational Briefings

The Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled informational briefings on storm-related aid throughout Maryland. A schedule of these briefings is available online.

Baltimore County's informational briefing is scheduled March 28, 10 a.m., at the Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 E. Joppa Rd., Towson.

General information about FEMA's public assistance program is also available online.

Revised June 27, 2017