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Va. seeking storm assistance from FEMA

by AP posted Jul 23 2012 3:28PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is seeking federal disaster assistance for the estimated $27.5 million spent by the state and local governments to respond to late June wind and thunderstorms that left 15 dead and 1.3 million utility customers without power.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Monday he is requesting the assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He said state emergency management officials have received post-storm assessments from local governments and are working with FEMA officials.
Some costs that are eligible for reimbursement include the activation of emergency crews to respond to the storm, the opening of shelters and the removal of debris.
As a result of the storm, a total 47 Virginia jurisdictions declared emergencies.
The $27.5 million estimate does not include damage to private property.
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Location : RichmondVirginia
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07/23/2012 3:28PM
Va. seeking storm assistance from FEMA
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