“The heavy rain from Tropical Storm Lee caused catastrophic damage to neighborhoods and businesses in Fairfax and Prince William counties,” said Governor McDonnell in a release. “Federal assistance is critical in helping people who suffered significant losses.”
McDonnell said Monday that heavy rains and flooding destroyed or caused major damage to more than 100 homes and businesses in the two counties. He has requested a federal disaster declaration to help residents recover from the damage.
McDonnell also is seeking federal aid to help all Virginia localities reduce the impact of future disasters.