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Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS)

July 8, 2019 Flood Assistance

On July 8, 2019, Montgomery County and surrounding areas experienced a period of intense, heavy rain that led to flooding, downed trees and power lines, and many swift water rescues. On July 11, 2019, the County opened the Damage Assessment Portal to gather information and data on damages caused by the July 8 flood event. The data collected through the damage assessment portal helped to determine if the County met the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) eligibility threshold to apply for federal funding. No jurisdictions, including Montgomery County, met FEMA's criteria for individual assistance for this event.

The U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Loan Assistance

Our neighbors in surrounding jurisdictions also experienced damage related to this event. As such, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) declared a disaster for Arlington, VA. As a contiguous County to Arlington County, Montgomery County is eligible for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. 

We thank those who submitted information through the County's Damage Assessment Portal. That information helped the County make the case for disaster assistance. Those who submitted data to the damage assessment portal are required to apply for an SBA Disaster Assistance Loan if interested in this loan program.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center

The Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is hosting a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at the J. Thomas Manger Public Safety Headquarters (100 Edison Park Dr, Ste. 1S31 Gaithersburg, Md 20878) to help affected business owners and residents apply for SBA Disaster Loans. 

*Those visiting the DLOC at Public Safety Headquarters will need to present a government-issued photo ID and go through security.* 

The DLOC hours of operations are as follows:
  • Wednesday, August 14 – 11 AM - 6 PM
  • Thursday, August 15 – 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Friday, August 16 – 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Saturday, August 17 – 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Sunday, August 18 – CLOSED
  • Monday, August 19 – 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Tuesday, August 20 – 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Wednesday, August 21 – 9 AM - 5 PM
A building behind a body of water surrounded by trees

J. Thomas Manger Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Application Deadline

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 7, 2019.
The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 7, 2020.

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