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Posted on: September 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Hall Meeting Planned to Discuss Flooding and Drainage Problems and Available Resources

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The severe storm on Thursday, September 10, 2020 dropped well over 5 inches of rain on University Park in about 90 minutes. Many Town streets were flooded and we are hearing from several of you that you have had significant water intrusion on your property and are experiencing flooded basements (or worse) in your homes.

The Town is working with the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and neighboring municipalities to determine if the impact of last week’s storm will meet the requirements for a FEMA disaster declaration. A FEMA declaration may make certain storm related costs eligible for reimbursement. While we are uncertain if the costs in the County will be above the threshold necessary for the disaster declaration, you should file a claim if you incurred any uninsured losses on your property.

The County’s Office of Emergency Management has developed an online damage assessment tool for residents to submit their information. The damage assessment tool can be found online at Please go online and submit your information directly to OEM.

Here are some additional resources regarding flooding and cleaning up after flooding. For more information on:

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Also, on Monday, September 21 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., Mayor Carey will hold a virtual Town Hall to discuss flooding and drainage problems in University Park. Besides Mayor Carey, Town Administrator David Deutsch and Public Works Director Mickey Beall will be present. Our primary purpose in this Town Hall is to hear from you about flooding and drainage issues in Town which you see. We will also fill you in on what the Town is doing to address problems, as well as possibilities for Federal and State disaster recovery assistance. We hope you will put this on your calendar, and will join in to participate. Here are the details of how to join the meeting:

To join the Town Hall through video conference, click the Zoom link below on September 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

To join with audio only, dial: (301) 715-8592

Meeting ID: 893 5015 9642

Password: 279821

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